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Vanguard Variable Annuity - High Yield Bond Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
06/03/1996
VVA-High Yield Bond5.25%25.51%92.12% 86.64%190.08%
Barclays US Corp High Yield Index*7.54%29.50% 131.19%129.98%

Year EndedVVA-High Yield BondBarclays US Corp High Yield Index
Total ReturnTotal Return
20134.04%7.44%
201213.96%15.81%
20116.62%4.98%
201011.78%15.12%
200938.44%58.21%
2008–22.18%–26.16%
20071.65%1.87%
20067.95%11.85%
20052.44%2.74%
20048.20%11.13%
200316.52%28.97%
20021.20%–1.41%
20012.89%5.28%
2000–2.43%–5.86%
19992.52%2.39%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVVA-High Yield BondBarclays US Corp High Yield Index*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20142.66%
20131.49%–2.19%1.71% 3.05%4.04%7.44%
20124.34%2.03%4.04%2.89%13.96% 15.81%
20113.40%1.13%–3.64% 5.82%6.62%4.98%
20103.39%–0.07%6.33% 1.76%11.78%15.12%
20094.53%14.33%10.34%4.99% 38.44%58.21%
2008–2.48%0.20%–6.68% –14.66%–22.18%–26.16%
20072.13%–0.44%1.02% –1.04%1.65%1.87%
20061.55%–0.57%3.40% 3.40%7.95%11.85%
2005–1.75%2.48%0.52% 1.22%2.44%2.74%
20041.83%–1.14%4.22% 3.12%8.20%11.13%

*Includes mainly corporate bonds with credit ratings at or below Ba1 (Moody’s) or BB+ (Standard & Poor’s); these issues are considered below-investment-grade.

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