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Vanguard Variable Annuity - Balanced Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
05/23/1991
VVA-Balanced14.30%36.22%107.72%112.90% 671.24%
Composite Stock/Bond Index (VVIF)*14.08%38.39% 114.68%91.56%

Year EndedVVA-BalancedComposite Stock/Bond Index (VVIF)
Total ReturnTotal Return
201319.53%19.33%
201212.23%13.36%
20113.39%4.31%
201010.69%12.97%
200922.54%21.30%
2008–22.80%–25.58%
20078.04%5.54%
200614.62%11.63%
20056.51%4.10%
200410.95%8.70%
200320.09%20.27%
2002–7.06%–10.98%
20014.06%–4.11%
20009.96%–2.21%
19993.91%10.61%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVVA-BalancedComposite Stock/Bond Index (VVIF)*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20142.30%
20136.99%1.53%3.51%6.31%19.53% 19.33%
20127.48%–1.08%4.62% 0.90%12.23%13.36%
20114.17%0.82%–9.04% 8.23%3.39%4.31%
20103.64%–6.99%8.59% 5.75%10.69%12.97%
2009–7.34%13.51%11.62% 4.37%22.54%21.30%
2008–4.03%–1.70% –8.13%–10.93%–22.80% –25.58%
20071.08%4.82%2.87%–0.89% 8.04%5.54%
20062.90%0.63%4.98%5.45%14.62% 11.63%
2005–0.59%1.56%4.25% 1.20%6.51%4.10%
20042.13%0.39%1.49%6.62%10.95% 8.70%

*Made up of two unmanaged benchmarks, weighted 65% S&P 500 Index and 35% Barclays U.S. Credit A or Better Bond& Index.

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