CREF Variable Annuity

CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Account (R1)

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Expenses are estimated each year based on projected expense and asset levels. Differences between actual expenses and the estimate are adjusted quarterly and are reflected in current investment results.

The Account’s total annual expense deduction appears in the Account's prospectus, and may be different than that shown herein due to rounding. Please refer to the prospectus for further details.

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The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

52 Week Range

0.2857 (0.42%)
$65.0007 - $67.8641
As of close 04/28/2016As of 03/31/2016As of 04/27/2016 
As of 03/31/2016
Based on risk adjusted returns

Performance Returns 
Average annual total return is a hypothetical rate of return that, if achieved annually, would have produced the same cumulative total return if performance had been constant over the entire period. Average annual total returns smooth out variation in performance; they are not the same as actual year-by-year results. Also, it is the average annual profit or loss realized by an investment at the end of a specified calendar period, stated as the percentage gained or lost per dollar invested.

As of 03/31/2016

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CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Account (R1)+1.40+3.89+3.89+0.43-1.25+2.49+4.10+5.32
Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L)+1.80+4.46+4.46+1.51-0.71+3.02+4.62+5.78
Morningstar Inflation-Protected Bond
The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units or shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Performance may reflect waivers or reimbursements of certain expenses. Absent these waivers or reimbursement arrangements, performance results would have been lower. Since Inception performance shown is cumulative for funds that have less than one year of performance history. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.
As of April 24, 2015, additional classes of CREF Accounts are available with different eligibility requirements. Please visit the account’s prospectus at for more information.
Investing in this account involves risk that the market values of these bonds may be affected by changes in investors' inflation expectations or changes in "real" rates of interest (i.e., a security's return, above the inflation rate).
1The Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L) measures the performance of fixed-income securities with fixed-rate coupon payments whose payments are adjusted for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). You cannot invest directly in any index. Index returns do not reflect a deduction for fees or expenses. Effective April 1, 2016, the Fund's benchmark index changed from the Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L) to the Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) 1-10 year index (the “Barclays TIPS 1-10 Index”).
2To see the inception date for each account/fund, refer to the Profile tab.
TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products. Annuity contracts and certificates are issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), New York, NY. Investment products, insurance and annuity products: are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.