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Principal LifeTime 2030 Separate Account-R6

Risk and Return Statistics

  as of 02/28/2019
Relative to S&P Target Date 2030 Index

Stat3 Year5 Year
Alpha -0.84 -0.87
Beta 1.08 1.06
R-squared 98.42 98.36
Standard Deviation 8.41 8.32
Mean 9.78 5.26
Sharpe Ratio 1.00 0.57
Excess Return -0.22 -0.65
Tracking Error 1.23 1.15
Information Ratio -0.18 -0.56
Inception Date: 03/30/2001

Risk and return statistical data is calculated by Morningstar, Inc. Excess Return is calculated by Principal Life Insurance Company.

Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 02/28/2019
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Rating# Funds
3 Year StarRating 194
5 Year StarRating 156
10 Year StarRating 96
Overall StarRating 194

Target-Date 2030

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.

Alpha- The difference between an investment's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta).

Beta- An investment's sensitivity to market movements.

R-Squared- Ranges from 0 to 100 and reveals how closely an investment's returns track those of a benchmark index.

Standard Deviation- Measures how much an investment's returns are likely to fluctuate.

Mean- Represents the annualized total return for a fund over 3 years.

Sharpe Ratio- Measures how an investment balances risks and rewards. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the investment's historical risk-adjusted performance.

Excess Return- The difference between an investment option's return and the return of an external standard such as a passive index.

Tracking Error- Also known as "excess risk", is defined as the standard deviation or volatility of excess returns.

Information Ratio- A risk-adjusted measure commonly used to evaluate an active manager's involvement skill. It's defined as the manager's excess return divided by the variability or standard deviation of the excess return.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment options are subject to investment risk. Shares or unit values will fluctuate and investments, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The full name of this investment option is Principal LifeTime 2030 Separate Account-R6. Principal LifeTime 2030 investment option is available as a mutual fund and as a Separate Account that invests wholly in Institutional class shares of the Principal Funds, Inc. LifeTime 2030 Inst Fund. All voting rights associated with ownership of shares in the mutual fund are the rights of the Separate Account, not of contract holders investing in the Separate Account. For further information on the underlying mutual fund, see the prospectus of the fund (PMTIX) at

Separate Accounts are available through a group annuity contract with Principal Life Insurance Company. Insurance products and plan administrative services, if applicable, are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company, a member of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392. Certain investment options may not be available in all states or U.S. commonwealths. Principal Life Insurance Company reserves the right to defer payments or transfers from Principal Life Separate Accounts as described in the group annuity contracts providing access to the Separate Accounts or as required by applicable law. Such deferment will be based on factors that may include situations such as: unstable or disorderly financial markets; investment conditions which do not allow for orderly investment transactions; or investment, liquidity, and other risks inherent in real estate (such as those associated with general and local economic conditions). If you elect to allocate funds to a Separate Account, you may not be able to immediately withdraw them.

Before directing retirement funds to a separate account, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the separate account as well as their individual risk tolerance, time horizon and goals. For additional information contact us at 1-800-547-7754 or by visiting

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.

S&P Target Date 2030 Index provides varying levels of exposure to equities and fixed income. Each target date allocation is created and retired according to a pre-determined schedule related to the respective target date.

This Separate Account invests directly in the Institutional class shares of a Principal LifeTime Fund. The mutual fund operating expenses for each Principal LifeTime Fund are reflected in the Total Investment Expense of the Separate Accounts well as the operating expenses of the underlying funds in which the Principal LifeTime Fund invests. Based on the asset allocation of the Principal LifeTime Funds as in the prospectus dated March 1, 2019, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Principal LifeTime Strategic Income, 0.62%; Principal LifeTime 2010, 0.63%; Principal LifeTime 2015, 0.64%; Principal LifeTime 2020, 0.66%; Principal LifeTime 2025, 0.67%; Principal LifeTime 2030, 0.70%; Principal LifeTime 2035, 0.65%; Principal LifeTime 2040, 0.67%; Principal LifeTime 2045, 0.68%; Principal LifeTime 2050, 0.69%; Principal LifeTime 2055, 0.70%; Principal LifeTime 2060, 0.70%; Principal LifeTime 2065, 0.69%. For further information on all mutual fund expenses, see the prospectus of the underlying Principal LifeTime Fund. All voting rights associated with ownership of shares in the mutual fund are the rights of the Separate Account, not of contract holders investing in the Separate Account.

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

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.

Investment manager/sub-advisor means either the Investment Advisor or Sub-Advisor to the investment option or the underlying asset(s). Principal Life Insurance Company is the Investment Manager as defined by ERISA, with regard to the assets of the Separate Accounts. Principal Global Investors is a member of the Principal Financial Group.

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