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Vanguard Variable Annuity - Equity Income Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
06/07/1993
VVA-Equity Income19.30%55.08%160.97% 119.87%548.09%
Spliced Equity Income Index*18.74%56.69%169.00% 126.42%

Year EndedVVA-Equity IncomeSpliced Equity Income Index
Total ReturnTotal Return
201329.66%30.34%
201213.07%12.75%
20119.94%10.65%
201014.37%14.36%
200916.43%17.74%
2008–31.12%–32.32%
20074.22%1.27%
200620.34%22.25%
20053.83%7.05%
200412.98%16.49%
200324.07%30.03%
2002–14.07%–15.52%
2001–3.87%–5.59%
200010.95%7.01%
1999–2.84%7.35%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVVA-Equity IncomeSpliced Equity Income Index*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20142.29%
201311.18%3.53%3.45%8.89% 29.66%30.34%
20128.18%–0.85%5.37% 0.04%13.07%12.75%
20116.31%1.94%–10.78% 13.70%9.94%10.65%
20104.55%–9.64%11.07% 8.99%14.37%14.36%
2009–15.87%13.93%15.05% 5.58%16.43%17.74%
2008–7.53%–6.25% –3.04%–18.05%–31.12% –32.32%
20071.40%4.87%1.96%–3.87% 4.22%1.27%
20064.84%1.25%6.09%6.86%20.34% 22.25%
2005–1.48%1.68%2.77% 0.85%3.83%7.05%
20041.18%1.54%0.89%9.00%12.98% 16.49%

*Russell 1000 Value Index through July 31, 2007; FTSE High Dividend Yield Index thereafter.

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