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TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Fund Rankings

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TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Funds is one of the top performing series over the 3-, 5- and 10-year time periods*

We compared the TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Funds to the top three target date funds in the same category and found ours are among the best performing passive mutual fund series over the 3, 5, and 10 year periods.

Chart reflects rankings for target date funds over the 10/5/3 yr period based on information available from Morningstar for the target–date fund category as of 30 Jun 2023. TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index funds are compared to the top three providers of passive target date funds, determined by total assets under management.

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*Comparison of share classes shown would apply for retirement plans with assets in target date funds of less than $100M. Fund selection for comparison considered minimum investment and performance history. Not all competitors have comparable vintages, but only funds offered by TIAA-CREF and the competitors are shown.

Results shown do not reflect the effects of sales charges, account fees or taxes and assume all distributions are reinvested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Percentile rankings indicate a fund's return rank relative to all the funds in the same Morningstar category, where 1 is the highest percentile rank and 100 is the lowest percentile.

Other share classes may have different characteristics.

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