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Vanguard Variable Annuity - REIT Index Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
02/09/1999
VVA-REIT Index3.81%33.27%244.64%112.47% 352.55%
REIT Spliced Index*4.28%35.47%252.63% 122.79%

Year EndedVVA-REIT IndexREIT Spliced Index
Total ReturnTotal Return
20132.03%2.47%
201217.11%17.77%
20118.12%8.69%
201027.87%28.48%
200928.76%29.15%
2008–37.43%–37.17%
2007–16.85%–16.40%
200634.53%35.22%
200511.50%11.96%
200430.12%30.85%
200335.08%35.92%
20023.16%3.61%
200111.75%12.65%
200025.81%26.38%
1999**–2.63%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVVA-REIT IndexREIT Spliced Index*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20149.83%
20137.94%–1.67%–3.07% –0.83%2.03%2.47%
201210.60%3.60%–0.16% 2.37%17.11%17.77%
20116.47%3.47%–14.67% 15.02%8.12%8.69%
20109.96%–4.12%13.06% 7.28%27.87%28.48%
2009–32.21%29.72%34.35% 8.98%28.76%29.15%
20081.97%–5.46%5.19% –38.30%–37.43%–37.17%
20073.25%–9.50%2.23% –12.96%–16.85%–16.40%
200614.70%–1.49%9.27% 8.95%34.53%35.22%
2005–7.39%14.51%3.45% 1.63%11.50%11.96%
200411.66%–6.12%8.09% 14.84%30.12%30.85%

*MSCI US REIT Index adjusted to include a 2% cash position (Lipper Money Market Average) through April 30, 2009; MSCI US REIT Index thereafter.

** Since inception on 02/09/1999

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