Vanguard Variable Annuity - High Yield Bond Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 01/31/2015)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
06/03/1996
VVA-High Yield Bond3.98%20.59%46.81% 79.41%195.86%
High-Yield Corporate Composite Idx*3.57%22.90% 49.76%

Year EndedVVA-High Yield BondHigh-Yield Corporate Composite Idx
Total ReturnTotal Return
20144.10%3.34%
20134.04%5.90%
201213.96%14.25%
20116.62%5.90%
201011.78%13.39%
200938.44%42.57%
2008–22.18%–20.72%
20071.65%3.42%
20067.95%8.85%
20052.44%
20048.20%
200316.52%
20021.20%
20012.89%
2000–2.43%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 12/31/2014)
YearVVA-High Yield BondHigh-Yield Corporate Composite Idx*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20142.66%2.05%–1.54% 0.92%4.10%3.34%
20131.49%–2.19%1.71% 3.05%4.04%5.90%
20124.34%2.03%4.04%2.89%13.96% 14.25%
20113.40%1.13%–3.64% 5.82%6.62%5.90%
20103.39%–0.07%6.33% 1.76%11.78%13.39%
20094.53%14.33%10.34%4.99% 38.44%42.57%
2008–2.48%0.20%–6.68% –14.66%–22.18%–20.72%
20072.13%–0.44%1.02% –1.04%1.65%3.42%
20061.55%–0.57%3.40% 3.40%7.95%8.85%
2005–1.75%2.48%0.52% 1.22%2.44%

*Consists of 95% Barclays U.S. High-Yield Ba/B 2% Issuer Capped Index and 5% Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Treasury Bond Index

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