TIAA-CREF Funds Named to US News Best Mutual Funds List

TIAA-CREF’s High-Yield Fund, Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund and Lifecycle Index Retirement Income Fund are featured in U.S. News & World Reports’ “Best Mutual Funds List ."

TIAA-CREF High Yield Fund TIHYX
Investment and Benchmarks1 Month3 MonthYTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearSince Inception
TIHYX-1.04+2.19+3.57+13.64+12.08+10.20--+8.65
BofA Merrill Lynch BB-B U.S. Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Index-0.70+1.98+3.51+13.56+11.50+9.52--

+8.26

Morningstar High Yield Bond-0.51+2.20+4.03+13.96+10.93+8.74----

TIAA-CREF High Yield Fund TIHYX
Inception Date – 3/31/2006
Gross / Net Expense Ratio 0.39%*
As of 3/31/2013
*A contractual arrangement is in place that limits certain fees and/or expenses. Had fees/expenses not been limited (“capped”), currently or in the past, returns would have been lower. Expense Cap Expiration Date: February 28, 2014. Please see the prospectus for details.

TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund TLRIX
Investment and Benchmarks1 month3 monthytd1 year3 year5 year10 yearSince inception
TLRIX-0.46+2.08+4.15+12.24+9.41+5.25--+4.47
Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund Composite Index-0.74+1.94+4.23+10.75

+8.99

+5.21--+4.64
Morningstar Retirement Income-0.76+1.54+3.34+9.71+7.69+4.05----

TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund TLRIX
Inception Date – 11/30/2007
Gross / Net Expense Ratio 0.61% / 0/39%*
As of 3/31/2013
*A contractual arrangement is in place that limits certain fees and/or expenses. Had fees/expenses not been limited (“capped”), currently or in the past, returns would have been lower. Expense Cap Expiration Date: February 28, 2014. Please see the prospectus for details.

TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Retirement Income Fund TRILX
Investment and Benchmarks1 month3 monthytd1 year3 year5 yearsince inception
TRILX-0.97+1.68+3.74+10.28+9.01--+8.17
Lifecycle Index Retirement Income Composite Benchmark-0.87+1.88+4.13+10.71+9.22--+8.42
Morningstar Retirement Income-0.76+1.54+3.34+9.71+7.69----

TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Retirement Fund TRILX
Inception Date – 9/30/2009
Gross / Net Expense Ratio 0.95% / 0.17%*
As of 3/31/2013
*A contractual arrangement is in place that limits certain fees and/or expenses. Had fees/expenses not been limited (“capped”), currently or in the past, returns would have been lower. Expense Cap Expiration Date: February 28, 2014. Please see the prospectus for details.

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