Diversified Real Asset CIT Tier 1

Diversified Real Asset CIT Disclosures

In situations where the net and gross fund expense figures are different, the investment manager has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expense. Differences may also be shown due to the investment manager choosing to pay certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. The gross fund expense figure does not reflect any waivers or caps on the mutual fund. Performance shown reflects the application of net expenses of the fund.

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Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor / Investment Unit Value YTD % * 1 Mo 3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Yrs 5 Yrs 10 Yrs Since Inception Inception Date Net Gross Contrct. Cap /
Waiver Exp. Date
06/23/2017
Values
Average Annual Total Returns as of
05/31/2017
Total Investment Expense
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity
Multiple Sub-Advisors
Diversified Real Asset CIT-Tier 1   1, 2, 3, 4, 5
10.14 3.47 0.20 0.79 6.69 -2.52 N/A N/A 0.50 05/30/2013 0.74 0.74 N/A
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Diversified Real Asset CIT Disclosures

In situations where the net and gross fund expense figures are different, the investment manager has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expense. Differences may also be shown due to the investment manager choosing to pay certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. The gross fund expense figure does not reflect any waivers or caps on the mutual fund. Performance shown reflects the application of net expenses of the fund.

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. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. or any other government entity. Floating rate debt instruments are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk, and impaired collateral risk, which means that the value of the collateral used to secure a loan held by the Collective Investment Funds could decline over the course of the loan. Credit risk refers to an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments when due. Investments concentrated in natural resources industries can be affected significantly by events relating to those industries, such as variations in the commodities markets, weather, disease, embargoes, international, political, and economic developments, the success of exploration projects, tax and other government regulations, and other factors. Investing in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage, and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration. An MLP that invests in a particular industry (e.g., oil and gas) may be harmed by detrimental economic events within that industry. As partnerships, MLPs may be subject to less regulation (and less protection for investors) under state laws than corporations. In addition, MLPs may be subject to state taxation in certain jurisdictions which may reduce the amount of income paid by an MLP to its investors. Infrastructure companies may be subject to a variety of factors that may adversely affect their business, including high interest costs, high leverage, regulation costs, economic slowdown, surplus capacity, increased competition, lack of fuel availability, and energy conversation policies.

No investment strategy, such as diversification or asset allocation can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining value.

Insurance products and plan administrative services are provided by Principal Life, Des Moines, IA 50392.

Investment Types
Short-Term Fixed Income - This asset class is generally comprised of short-term, fixed-income investment options that are largely liquid and are designed to not lose much value. These investment options may include stable value, money market, short-term bond, and guaranteed interest accounts. They are considered to be among the least risky forms of investment options. However, they typically have a lower rate of return than equities or longer-term fixed income investment options over long periods of time. Depending on the objectives of the investment options, they may experience price fluctuations and may lose value.
Fixed Income - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in bonds, or debt of a company or government entity (including U.S. and Non- U.S.). It may also include real estate investment options that directly own property. These investment options typically carry more risk than short-term fixed income investment options (including, for real estate investment options, liquidity risk), but less overall risk than equities. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Balanced/Asset Allocation - This asset class is generally comprised of a combination of fixed income and equity investment options. These investment options may include balanced, asset allocation, target-date, and target-risk investment options. Although typically lower risk than investment options that invest solely in equities, all investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Large U.S. Equity - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in large, well-established, U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than fixed income investment options but have the potential for higher returns over longer time periods. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Small/Mid US Equity - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in small to medium-sized U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than larger U.S. equity investment options but have the potential for higher returns. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
International Equity - This asset class is comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in companies with their principal place of business or office outside the United States. These investment options often carry more risk than U.S. equity investment options but may have the potential for higher returns. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.

Footnotes:

  1. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. or any other government entity. Concentrating investments in natural resources industries can be affected significantly by events relating to those industries, such as variations in the commodities markets, weather, disease, embargoes, international, political and economic developments, the success of exploration projects, tax and other government regulations and other factors. Investment in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration. An MLP that invests in a particular industry (e.g., oil and gas) may be harmed by detrimental economic events within that industry. As partnerships, MLPs may be subject to less regulation (and less protection for investors) under state laws than corporations. In addition, MLPs may be subject to state taxation in certain jurisdictions, which may reduce the amount of income paid by an MLP to its investors.
  2. The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.
  3. Effective January 1, 2017, the trustee for the Principal Diversified Real Asset CIT changed from Principal Trust Company to Principal Global Investors Trust Company.
  4. The Principal Diversified Real Asset Collective Investment Fund (CIT) is a collective investment trust maintained by Principal Global Investors Trust Company, (the Trust Company). The Trust Company has retained Principal Global Investors LLC (the Adviser), to serve as investment adviser with respect to the CIT, subject to the Trust Companys supervision and review. The Adviser is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Principal Financial Group, Inc., and is under common control with the Trust Company. The CIT is available only to certain qualified retirement plans and governmental 457(b) plans.
  5. The CIT is not a mutual fund and is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the State of Oregon, or any other regulatory body. Units of the CIT are not deposits or obligations of, guaranteed by, or insured by the Trust Company or any affiliate, and are not insured by the FDIC or any other federal or state government agency. The value of the CIT will fluctuate so that when redeemed, units may be worth more or less than the original cost. The declaration of trust, participation agreement, and disclosure documents contain important information about investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses associated with investment in the CIT and should be read carefully before investing. The declaration of trust is available at principal.com. A copy of the participation agreement can be obtained from your plan administrator.