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[January 29, 2014]

OneAmerica® Introduces Index(b)™

INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

The companies of OneAmerica, which offer retirement plan products and other financial services, today launched Index(b), an indexed investing option designed for nonprofit organizations. The new retirement plan offering arrives on the heels of OneAmerica's successful rollout of Index(k), a similar program designed for for-profit corporations, last year. TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, will serve as the investment manager of choice for the Index(b) program.

"The nonprofit sector is a signature market for the companies of OneAmerica," said Bill Yoerger, president of retirement business for the companies of OneAmerica. "We're excited to be able to offer competitive pricing, fee transparency and other benefits of indexed investing to our nonprofit clients, along with our award-winning1 services package."

Both Index(k)™ and Index(b)™ were created in response to an increased focus by the defined contribution retirement plan industry on management fees, total investment expenses and transparency. An index investment option will generally return an investment performance similar to the index it is based on - such as benchmarks by S&P, Russell or MSCI - and often requires less time for investment performance attribution, manager selection and ongoing evaluation.

"Advisors and plan sponsors are being held more accountable for the value and performance of their retirement plans," said Yoerger. "Index(b) helps reduce the overall cost to plan participants and allows nonprofits to focus more time on achieving their organization's mission and less time managing their investments."

TIAA-CREF will provide 16 of the 20 investment options available through Index(b), including stock and bond index mutual funds and investments from its Lifecycle Index target-date investment series. This further expands TIAA-CREF's relationship with OneAmerica. TIAA-CREF mutual funds are also available through OneAmerica's Index(k) offer for the for profit retirement market, as well as other select OneAmerica platforms.

Index(b) will also include a stable value investment option from the American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL), a OneAmerica company, and three others. The plan can be coupled with additional OneAmerica offerings designed to prepare plan participants for a secure retirement including customized communications, education programs and local service.

"We're thrilled to bring our more than 90 years of experience helping clients achieve lifelong financial well-being to bear as the investment manager of choice for Index(b)," said John Panagakis, head of asset management business development at TIAA-CREF. "We blieve clients will benefit from our disciplined approach to investing and deep expertise in managing retirement assets for the nonprofit sector."


TIAA-CREF (www.tiaa-cref.org) is a national financial services organization with $564 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2013). Lipper named TIAA-CREF as the 2013 Best Overall Large Fund Company based on three-year risk-adjusted performance. The company was one of 36 large investment firms eligible for the award.2

Please note, the target date for LifeCycle funds is the approximate date when investors plan to start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. TIAA-CREF products may be subject to market and other risk factors. See the applicable product literature, or visit www.tiaa-cref.org for details.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Please call 877-518-9161 or log on to www.tiaa-cref.org for product and fund prospectuses that contain this and other information. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products.

About OneAmerica

OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. (www.oneamerica.com), headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., has companies that can trace their solid foundations back more than 135 years in the insurance and financial services marketplace.

OneAmerica's nationwide network of companies offers a variety of products to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and other clients. These products include retirement plan products and services; individual life insurance, annuities, long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products. The goal of OneAmerica is to blend the strengths of each company to achieve greater collective results.

The products of the OneAmerica companies are distributed through a network of employees, agents, brokers and other distribution sources that are committed to increasing value to our policyholders by helping them prepare to meet their financial goals.

Note

All group variable annuity contracts are issued by American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL), One American Square, Indianapolis, IN 46206-0368, 1-800-249-6269. Registered group variable annuity contracts are distributed by OneAmerica Securities, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor, 433 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204,1-877-285-3863. McCready and Keene provides administrative and record keeping services and is not a broker/dealer or an investment advisor. Neither AUL, OneAmerica Securities, McCready and Keene nor their representatives provide tax, legal or investment advice. • Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Asset allocation models and diversification do not promise any level of performance or guarantee against loss of principal.

Variable products are sold by prospectus. Both the product prospectus and underlying fund prospectuses can be obtained from your investment professional or by writing to 433 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, 1-800-249-6269. Before investing, carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. The product prospectus and underlying fund prospectus contain this and other important information. Read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

Mutual Funds are sold by prospectus. The prospectus contains important information about the fund. Before investing any money, plan participants should read the prospectus and carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, the participant should contact the plan's investment advisor or the mutual fund company directly.

TIAA-CREF, S&P, Russell, and MSCI are not affiliates of American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL), OneAmerica Securities, or McCready and Keene, Inc. and is not a OneAmerica company.

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1 Boston Research Group 2013 Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) Sponsor Satisfaction and Loyalty Study for plans under $5M

2 In calculating the awards, Lipper considered funds registered for sale in the United State with at least 36 months of performance as of the end of the calendar year of the respective evaluation year. Fund groups with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios were eligible for an overall group award. The award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years' Consistent Return measure of the eligible funds over the three-year period ended Nov. 30, 2012. TIAA-CREF was ranked among 36 fund companies.


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