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Vanguard - Historical Returns
Vanguard Variable Annuity - Growth Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
06/07/1993
VVA-Growth24.01%50.16%148.12%92.44% 250.25%
Russell 1000 Growth Index*23.22%50.60%166.70% 113.16%

Year EndedVVA-GrowthRussell 1000 Growth Index
Total ReturnTotal Return
201334.89%33.48%
201218.08%15.26%
2011–1.13%2.64%
201011.48%16.71%
200934.65%37.21%
2008–37.90%–38.44%
20079.89%11.81%
20061.61%9.07%
200511.16%5.26%
20046.93%6.30%
200325.75%29.75%
2002–36.12%–27.88%
2001–32.08%–20.42%
2000–20.31%–22.42%
199921.97%33.16%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVVA-GrowthRussell 1000 Growth Index*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20140.59%
20139.42%1.12%9.75%11.08% 34.89%33.48%
201218.04%–6.02%6.19% 0.25%18.08%15.26%
20115.50%1.01%–15.44% 9.72%–1.13%2.64%
20103.00%–13.40%10.65% 12.95%11.48%16.71%
2009–4.16%14.86%15.19% 6.19%34.65%37.21%
2008–12.49%2.48%–11.69% –21.59%–37.90%–38.44%
20071.33%5.06%5.17%–1.85% 9.89%11.81%
20061.61%–7.77%4.22% 4.04%1.61%9.07%
2005–5.54%5.11%5.72% 5.89%11.16%5.26%
20041.85%1.46%–5.93% 10.01%6.93%6.30%

*Measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price/book ratios, higher predicted and historical growth rates.

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