Investment Performance

Variable annuities and mutual funds offered through a retirement plan are intended as long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Money distributed from a 403(b) plan, 401(a)/(k) plan, or a 457 plan will be taxed as ordinary income in the year the money is distributed. Early withdrawals from a 403(b) plan and a 401(a)/(k) plan, if taken prior to age 59 1/2, will be subject to the IRS 10% premature distribution penalty tax, unless an exception applies. This IRS premature distribution penalty tax does not apply to 457 plans. Account values fluctuate with market conditions, and when surrendered the principal may be worth more or less than the original amount invested.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For month-end performance which may be lower or higher than the performance data shown please call 800-584-6001. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that, when sold, an investment may be worth more or less than the original cost.

The returns assume reinvestment of all dividends (ordinary income and capital gains) and are net of management fees and other fund operating expenses. They do not reflect any plan level administrative fees, if applicable; if reflected, returns would be less favorable.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges, and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Anyone who wishes to obtain a free copy of the fund prospectuses may call their Voya representative or the number above. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Returns less than one year are not annualized. Fund Inception Date is the date of inception for the underlying fund, and is the date used in calculating the periodic returns. This date may also precede the portfolio's inclusion in the product.

Investment Options Asset Class 1 - Mo 3 - Mo YTD 1 - Yr 3 - Yr 5 - Yr 10 - Yr Incept Fund Inception Date Gross Fund Exp %* Net Fund Exp %*
Voya Fixed Plus Account III - 4020 (1)(2)(4) Stability of Principal 0.13 0.39 0.13 1.45 1.16 1.22 1.48
Vanguard® Inflation-Protected Securities Fund-Admiral™ Sh - 7925 Bonds 0.30 5.70 0.30 1.99 -1.17 2.80 2.14 06/10/2005 0.10 0.10
PIMCO Total Return Fund - Institutional Class - 544 Bonds 0.20 9.17 0.20 2.98 -3.03 1.12 1.82 05/11/1987 0.49 0.49
Vanguard® Short-Term Bond Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 3314 Bonds 0.35 3.72 0.35 3.91 -0.57 1.44 1.34 11/12/2001 0.07 0.07
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2020 Fund - 1296 (3) Asset Allocation -0.11 9.70 -0.11 7.39 1.55 5.61 5.69 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2025 Fund - 926 (3) Asset Allocation -0.11 11.03 -0.11 8.56 2.14 6.41 6.31 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2030 Fund - 1297 (3) Asset Allocation -0.11 11.94 -0.11 9.44 2.74 7.09 6.83 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2035 Fund - 793 (3) Asset Allocation -0.05 12.55 -0.05 10.25 3.44 7.80 7.36 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2040 Fund - 1298 (3) Asset Allocation -0.08 13.03 -0.08 11.00 4.10 8.49 7.85 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2045 Fund - 794 (3) Asset Allocation -0.04 13.57 -0.04 11.75 4.76 9.17 8.24 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2050 Fund - 1299 (3) Asset Allocation -0.05 13.93 -0.05 12.19 4.99 9.34 8.32 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2055 Fund - 2473 (3) Asset Allocation -0.06 13.93 -0.06 12.16 4.99 9.32 8.30 08/18/2010 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2060 Fund - 3447 (3) Asset Allocation -0.07 13.91 -0.07 12.19 5.00 9.33 8.30 01/19/2012 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2070 Fund - F690 (3) Asset Allocation -0.08 13.88 -0.08 12.24 12.66 06/17/2022 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement Income Fund - 795 (3) Asset Allocation -0.08 8.75 -0.08 6.40 0.62 4.17 4.10 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Wellesley® Income Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 2322 Balanced -0.53 9.67 -0.53 3.14 2.15 5.20 5.46 05/14/2001 0.16 0.16
Vanguard® FTSE Social Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - D591 Large Cap Value/Blend 1.90 17.87 1.90 24.72 9.46 14.59 13.03 05/31/2000 0.14 0.14
Vanguard® Institutional Index Fund - Institutional Plus - 1228 Large Cap Value/Blend 1.68 16.00 1.68 20.80 10.97 14.28 12.60 07/07/1997 0.02 0.02
Vanguard® Equity Income Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 7926 Large Cap Value/Blend -0.59 11.19 -0.59 4.17 10.77 10.39 10.08 08/13/2001 0.19 0.19
Vanguard® Windsor™ II Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 2704 Large Cap Value/Blend 0.95 15.20 0.95 14.58 11.16 13.42 10.63 05/14/2001 0.26 0.26
American Funds The Growth Fund of America® - Class R-6 - 1724 Large Cap Growth 1.77 20.12 1.77 27.54 5.23 13.62 12.63 12/01/1973 0.30 0.30
Vanguard® Mid-Cap Index Fund - Institutional Shares - 1197 Small/Mid/Specialty -1.49 16.09 -1.49 5.84 5.16 10.14 9.51 05/21/1998 0.04 0.04
Vanguard® Mid-Cap Growth Fund - Investor Shares - 8588 Small/Mid/Specialty -0.39 20.03 -0.39 12.54 -1.20 8.20 8.53 12/31/1997 0.35 0.35
Vanguard® Small-Cap Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 757 Small/Mid/Specialty -2.63 17.25 -2.63 4.50 2.99 8.65 8.37 11/13/2000 0.05 0.05
Vanguard® Explorer™ Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 828 Small/Mid/Specialty -1.93 18.57 -1.93 6.57 1.13 10.28 9.65 11/12/2001 0.34 0.34
Vanguard® Small-Cap Value Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 3316 Small/Mid/Specialty -2.46 16.48 -2.46 3.74 8.78 8.96 8.53 05/21/1998 0.07 0.07
Vanguard® Real Estate Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 802 Small/Mid/Specialty -4.95 16.46 -4.95 -3.75 3.26 3.91 6.38 11/12/2001 0.12 0.12
MFS® International Equity Fund - Class R6 - 1118 (5) Global / International -0.52 13.31 -0.52 8.94 5.93 9.41 6.76 01/30/1996 0.69 0.68
American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund® - Class R-6 - 1723 Global / International -0.09 13.84 -0.09 6.30 -2.19 6.33 5.32 04/16/1984 0.47 0.47

The risks of investing in small company stocks may include relatively low trading volumes, a greater degree of change in earnings and greater short-term volatility.

Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and public disclosure, as well as economic and political risks.

Some of the Funds invest in securities guaranteed by the U.S. Government as to the timely payment of principal and interest; however, shares of the Funds are not insured nor guaranteed.

High yielding fixed-income securities generally are subject to greater market fluctuations and risks of loss of income and principal than are investments in lower yielding fixed-income securities.

Sector funds may involve greater-than average risk and are often more volatile than funds holding a diversified portfolio of stocks in many industries. Examples include: banking, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, environmental services, natural resources, precious metals, technology, telecommunications, and utilities.

*The Gross Expense Ratios shown do not reflect temporary fee or expense waivers that may be in effect for a fund. The Net Expense Ratios reflect any applicable temporary fee or expense waivers. The performance of a fund with a temporary fee or expense waiver would have been lower if the gross fund fees/expenses listed had been reflected.

Variable annuities and mutual funds offered through a retirement plan are intended as long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Money distributed from a 403(b) plan, 401(a)/(k) plan, or a 457 plan will be taxed as ordinary income in the year the money is distributed. Early withdrawals from a 403(b) plan and a 401(a)/(k) plan, if taken prior to age 59 1/2, will be subject to the IRS 10% premature distribution penalty tax, unless an exception applies. This IRS premature distribution penalty tax does not apply to 457 plans. Account values fluctuate with market conditions, and when surrendered the principal may be worth more or less than the original amount invested.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For month-end performance which may be lower or higher than the performance data shown please call 800-584-6001. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that, when sold, an investment may be worth more or less than the original cost.

Returns less than one year are not annualized. Fund Inception Date is the date of inception for the underlying fund, and is the date used in calculating the periodic returns. This date may also precede the portfolio's inclusion in the product.

Investment Options Asset Class 1 - Mo 3 - Mo YTD 1 - Yr 3 - Yr 5 - Yr 10 - Yr Incept Fund Inception Date Gross Fund Exp %* Net Fund Exp %*
Voya Fixed Plus Account III - 4020 (1)(2)(4) Stability of Principal 0.13 0.39 1.43 1.43 1.14 1.22 1.49
Vanguard® Inflation-Protected Securities Fund-Admiral™ Sh - 7925 Bonds 2.62 4.59 3.79 3.79 -1.12 3.02 2.33 06/10/2005 0.10 0.10
PIMCO Total Return Fund - Institutional Class - 544 Bonds 4.05 6.94 6.31 6.31 -3.26 1.31 1.94 05/11/1987 0.49 0.49
Vanguard® Short-Term Bond Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 3314 Bonds 1.56 3.40 4.87 4.87 -0.67 1.47 1.35 11/12/2001 0.07 0.07
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2020 Fund - 1296 (3) Asset Allocation 3.94 8.00 12.51 12.51 1.47 6.61 5.52 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2025 Fund - 926 (3) Asset Allocation 4.35 8.87 14.55 14.55 2.03 7.56 6.10 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2030 Fund - 1297 (3) Asset Allocation 4.59 9.50 15.99 15.99 2.65 8.37 6.58 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2035 Fund - 793 (3) Asset Allocation 4.70 9.82 17.14 17.14 3.33 9.17 7.06 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2040 Fund - 1298 (3) Asset Allocation 4.83 10.23 18.34 18.34 4.02 9.99 7.52 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2045 Fund - 794 (3) Asset Allocation 4.95 10.57 19.48 19.48 4.68 10.76 7.91 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2050 Fund - 1299 (3) Asset Allocation 5.05 10.79 20.17 20.17 4.91 10.93 7.99 06/07/2006 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2055 Fund - 2473 (3) Asset Allocation 5.04 10.78 20.16 20.16 4.92 10.92 7.97 08/18/2010 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2060 Fund - 3447 (3) Asset Allocation 5.03 10.79 20.18 20.18 4.92 10.92 7.97 01/19/2012 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement 2070 Fund - F690 (3) Asset Allocation 5.07 10.83 20.24 20.24 13.46 06/17/2022 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Target Retirement Income Fund - 795 (3) Asset Allocation 3.59 7.26 10.65 10.65 0.54 4.82 4.08 10/27/2003 0.08 0.08
Vanguard® Wellesley® Income Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 2322 Balanced 4.38 7.93 7.08 7.08 1.89 5.99 5.48 05/14/2001 0.16 0.16
Vanguard® FTSE Social Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - D591 Large Cap Value/Blend 4.91 13.20 31.79 31.79 8.45 15.95 12.52 05/31/2000 0.14 0.14
Vanguard® Institutional Index Fund - Institutional Plus - 1228 Large Cap Value/Blend 4.54 11.68 26.26 26.26 9.98 15.67 12.02 07/07/1997 0.02 0.02
Vanguard® Equity Income Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 7926 Large Cap Value/Blend 5.38 8.98 7.76 7.76 10.63 11.85 9.70 08/13/2001 0.19 0.19
Vanguard® Windsor™ II Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 2704 Large Cap Value/Blend 5.36 11.74 21.07 21.07 10.72 14.96 10.14 05/14/2001 0.26 0.26
American Funds The Growth Fund of America® - Class R-6 - 1724 Large Cap Growth 6.40 14.38 37.65 37.65 4.62 15.27 12.20 12/01/1973 0.30 0.30
Vanguard® Mid-Cap Index Fund - Institutional Shares - 1197 Small/Mid/Specialty 7.14 12.29 16.00 16.00 5.50 12.72 9.42 05/21/1998 0.04 0.04
Vanguard® Mid-Cap Growth Fund - Investor Shares - 8588 Small/Mid/Specialty 8.26 12.05 24.08 24.08 -1.62 10.90 8.25 12/31/1997 0.35 0.35
Vanguard® Small-Cap Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 757 Small/Mid/Specialty 10.28 13.41 18.20 18.20 4.66 11.70 8.43 11/13/2000 0.05 0.05
Vanguard® Explorer™ Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 828 Small/Mid/Specialty 10.39 13.36 19.90 19.90 2.35 13.12 9.58 11/12/2001 0.34 0.34
Vanguard® Small-Cap Value Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 3316 Small/Mid/Specialty 9.81 13.63 15.99 15.99 10.45 11.85 8.49 05/21/1998 0.07 0.07
Vanguard® Real Estate Index Fund - Admiral™ Shares - 802 Small/Mid/Specialty 9.39 18.13 11.81 11.81 5.02 7.33 7.36 11/12/2001 0.12 0.12
MFS® International Equity Fund - Class R6 - 1118 (5) Global / International 4.78 12.00 19.04 19.04 5.30 10.74 6.23 01/30/1996 0.69 0.68
American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund® - Class R-6 - 1723 Global / International 5.00 10.37 16.05 16.05 -2.66 8.04 4.90 04/16/1984 0.47 0.47

The risks of investing in small company stocks may include relatively low trading volumes, a greater degree of change in earnings and greater short-term volatility.

Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and public disclosure, as well as economic and political risks.

Some of the Funds invest in securities guaranteed by the U.S. Government as to the timely payment of principal and interest; however, shares of the Funds are not insured nor guaranteed.

High yielding fixed-income securities generally are subject to greater market fluctuations and risks of loss of income and principal than are investments in lower yielding fixed-income securities.

Sector funds may involve greater-than average risk and are often more volatile than funds holding a diversified portfolio of stocks in many industries. Examples include: banking, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, environmental services, natural resources, precious metals, technology, telecommunications, and utilities.

*The Gross Expense Ratios shown do not reflect temporary fee or expense waivers that may be in effect for a fund. The Net Expense Ratios reflect any applicable temporary fee or expense waivers. The performance of a fund with a temporary fee or expense waiver would have been lower if the gross fund fees/expenses listed had been reflected.

(1) The current rate for the Voya Fixed Plus Account III MC 945, Fund 4020 is 1.55%, expressed as an annual effective yield. The current rate may change and be higher or lower than the previously identified rate but is guaranteed not to be less than 1.00% through 12/31/2024. VRIAC will not apply a decrease to the current rate following a rate change initiated solely by us prior to the last day of the three-month period measured from the first day of the month in which such change was effective. Note: The current rate for an initial investment in the fixed account previously identified may be in effect for less than a full three-month period. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company.

(2) Voya Fixed Plus Account III - Voya will credit interest at an annual effective rate of 3.00% through 12/31/2017, 2.50% from 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2018, which is higher than the standard Voya Fixed Plus III credited rate. Beginning 01/01/2019 and thereafter, the credited rate for your plan will be the same as the standard Voya Fixed Plus Account III credited rate in effect at that time. Please note the Guaranteed Minimum Interest Rate is 1.00%. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Voya Life Insurance and Annuity Company. Restrictions may apply to transfers of funds from the Voya Fixed Plus Account III to other contract investment options. Please refer to your product prospectus / disclosure booklet or call your 800 number for more information.

(3) Investments in Target Retirement Funds are subject to the risks of their underlying funds. The year in the fund name refers to the approximate year (the target date) when an investor in the fund would retire and leave the work force. The fund will gradually shift its emphasis from more aggressive investments to more conservative ones based on its target date. An investment in the Target Retirement Fund is not guaranteed at any time, including on or after the target date.

(4) The Investment Option is neither a mutual fund nor part of a Separate Account. The returns listed do not include the impact of contract charges. Please refer to the contract or disclosure book to determine which Fixed Interest Options are available for your specific plan. The Investment Option is offered through Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company.

(5) MFS Institutional International Equity Fund: Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS) has agreed in writing to waive at least 0.01% of the fund's management fee as part of an agreement pursuant to which MFS has agreed to reduce its management fee by a specified amount if certain MFS mutual fund assets exceed thresholds agreed to by MFS and the fund's Board of Trustees. The agreement to waive at least 0.01% of the management fee will continue until modified by the fund's Board of Trustees, but such agreement will continue until at least October 31, 2023.

The chart shows the performance for each investment option for the time periods shown.