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SAM Strategic Growth Portfolio Division







Quick Facts


01/05/2007

06/03/1997
Allocation--85%+ Equity
$288.68

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund operates as a fund of funds. It generally invests between 75% and 100% of its assets in equity funds that invest in growth and/or value stocks issued by domestic or foreign small, medium, and large market capitalization companies, and less than 50% in any one such equity fund. The fund invests less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 10/31/2017
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Investment Style
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 11/30/2017
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Out of 160 Allocation--85%+ Equity Funds

StarRating

Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.


Total Returns



The investment results shown represent historical returns based upon the assumption variable universal life insurance products and variable annuity products were available for the periods shown. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown. Since the investment results and unit values of the divisions will fluctuate, the policy's accumulated value may at any time be more or less than the total premiums paid under the contract, including upon surrender of the contract. For more performance information, including the most recent month-end performance, please contact 800-247-9988 for variable life products or 800-852-4450 for variable annuity products.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2017
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Total Return % 1.85 5.97 20.81 22.53 7.92 12.19 6.25 8.46
SAM Strategic Growth Blended Index % 2.38 6.74 19.84 22.51 9.18 13.11 6.58 ---
Allocation--85%+ Equity Category % 1.97 5.97 17.20 19.30 7.35 11.55 5.74 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 12 34 26 17 ---
# of Funds in Category 195 192 185 185 160 132 106 ---
01/05/200706/03/1997
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


Expenses

  as of 11/30/2017
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.00%



Growth of $10,000

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Performance displayed is based on the inception date returns and does not include extended performance.



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors



Portfolio Managers

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Charles D. Averill , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.A. , Princeton University

Todd A. Jablonski , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.B.A. , New York University

Gregory L. Tornga , CFA
Since 10/02/2017
M.B.A. , Chapman University






Morningstar
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Returns shown reflect all investment management charges and any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the underlying accounts of the divisions. Returns do not include premium expense charges and various monthly deductions (administration charges, cost of insurance, and mortality and expense risks charges) which vary by contract. In addition, results do not reflect the premium expense charge or the surrender charge levied if the policy is surrendered during the first 10 policy years, or within 10 years after a face amount increase. If these fees and charges had been deducted, the results shown would be significantly lower. These charges are explained fully in the prospectus and their effect upon cash surrender values are best explained by reviewing several hypothetical illustrations contained in the prospectus. For a personalized illustration of historical performance, which reflects the cost of insurance protection, contact your registered representative.

The initial offering of Executive Variable Universal Life (Executive VUL) was May 28, 2002. The initial offering of Benefit Variable Universal Life (Benefit VUL) was September, 2002. The initial offering of PrinFlex® Life was February 7, 1997. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income was August 23, 2004. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income Plus, the VUL Income with the Surrender Charge Adjustment Rider, was February 18, 2006. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Accumulator II was February 11, 2003. The initial offering of Variable Universal Life Accumulator was November 19, 2001. The initial offering of Flex Variable Life Insurance was November 1, 1988. The initial offering of Survivorship Variable Universal Life was July 1, 1999. The initial offering of The Principal Variable Annuity was June 16, 1994. The initial offering of Principal Freedom Variable Annuity was April 30, 1999. The initial offering of The Principal Investment Plus Variable Annuity was January 4, 2005. The initial offering of Principal Freedom Variable Annuity 2 was September 18, 2006. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income II was 07/03/2008. The initial offering of Executive Variable Universal Life II (Executive VUL II) was October 3, 2008. The initial offering of Benefit Variable Universal Life II (Benefit VUL II) was October 3, 2008. Some of the underlying funds into which the divisions invest were offered prior to these dates. Inception dates are noted.

This material is authorized for distribution to prospective investors only when preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus for the Variable Universal Life product or Variable Annuity product and the underlying investment options. Insurance products from the Principal Financial Group® are issued by Principal National Life Insurance Company (except in New York) and Principal Life Insurance Company. Securities offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 800-247-9988, member SIPC. Principal National, Principal Life, and Principal Securities are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Fees and expenses are only one of several factors that participants and beneficiaries should consider when making investment decisions.  The cumulative effect of fees and expenses can substantially reduce the growth of a participant's or beneficiary's retirement account.  Participants and beneficiaries can visit the Employee Benefit Security Administration's website for an example demonstrating the long-term effect of fees and expenses.

SAM Strategic Growth Blended Index is composed of 25% MSCI EAFE Index, 70% Russell 3000 Index and 5% Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.

International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards.

Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. Investing in real estate, small-cap, international, and high-yield investment options involves additional risks.

This Principal Variable Contracts Strategic Asset Management Fund indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Variable Contracts Funds in which this fund invests. Based on the asset allocation of the Principal Variable Contracts Strategic Asset Management Fund outlined in the prospectus dated May 1, 2017, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.58%; Conservative Balanced, 0.67%; Balanced, 0.74%; Conservative Growth, 0.77%; Strategic Growth, 0.77%. These expenses are reflected in the Total Investment Expense.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.

Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.

The Investment Advisor will display "Multiple Sub-Advisors" for certain target-date, target-risk and specialty investment options where the assets are directed by the Investment Manager to multiple underlying investment options. These underlying investment options may use multiple sub-advisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management responsibilities.