Vanguard Variable Annuity - Balanced Portfolio

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Asset Allocation as of 09/30/2016

Fund Characteristics as of 09/30/2016
 VVA-BalancedComposite Stock/Bond Index (VVIF)*
Turnover Rate (Fiscal Year End December)45.3%
Short-Term Reserves1.4%
Total Net Assets$2.0 billion

Equity Characteristics as of 09/30/2016
 VVA-BalancedS&P 500 Index *
Number of Stocks94505
Median Market Cap$88.9 billion$81.0 billion
Price/Earnings Ratio 19.7x22.2x
Price/Book Ratio 2.2x2.9x
Return on Equity 17.0%17.5%
Earnings Growth Rate 4.1%7.3%
Foreign Holdings8.7%

Fixed-Income Characteristics as of 09/30/2016
 VVA-BalancedBloomBarc US Credit A or Better Idx *
Number of Bonds7563418
Yield to Maturity 2.3%2.3%
Average Coupon3.6%3.5%
Average Effective Maturity 9.8 years10.0
Average Duration 6.7 years7.1 years

Equity Sector Diversification as of 09/30/2016
 VVA-BalancedS&P 500 Index *
Consumer Discretionary6.80%12.50%
Consumer Staples8.00%9.90%
Health Care17.50%14.70%
Information Technology13.90%21.20%
Real Estate0.80%3.10%
Telecommunication Services2.10%2.60%

Sector categories are based on the Global Industry Classification Standard system.

Month End Ten Largest Holdings as of 09/30/2016
1Merck & Co. Inc.
2Microsoft Corp.
3Comcast Corp.
4Alphabet Inc.
5Intel Corp.
6JPMorgan Chase & Co.
7Wells Fargo & Co.
8Chevron Corp.
9Chubb Ltd.
10Verizon Communications Inc.
Ten largest holdings = 16.9% of total net assets
Ten largest holdings = 26.6% of equities

Quarter-end top ten holdings with weighting

Portfolio holdings

Distribution By Issuer (% of bonds) as of 09/30/2016
Commercial Mortgage-Backed0.5%
Government Mortgage-Backed1.1%

Distribution By Credit Quality** (% of bonds) as of 09/30/2016
U.S. Government17.8%

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

* Credit-quality ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). "NR" is used to classify securities for which a rating is not available. U.S. Treasury, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Agency mortgage-backed securities appear under "U.S. Government." Vanguard managed taxable index bond funds, balanced funds, ETFs, and annuity portfolios; and Wellington Management Company managed bond funds, balanced funds and annuity portfolios: Credit-quality ratings for each issue are obtained from Barclays using ratings derived from Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), Fitch Ratings (Fitch), and Standard & Poor's (S&P). When ratings from all three agencies are available, the median rating is used. When ratings are available from two of the agencies, the lower rating is used. When one rating is available, that rating is used. Vanguard managed taxable non-index bond funds, municipal bond funds, balanced funds and annuity portfolios: Credit-quality ratings for each issue are obtained from Moody's and S&P, and the higher rating for each issue is used. Oaktree Capital Management managed fund: Credit-quality ratings are obtained from S&P. Vanguard taxable and municipal money market funds; annuity money market portfolios; and cash management trusts: The Distribution by Credit Quality table includes tier ratings for consistency with SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which governs money market funds. A First Tier security is one that is eligible for money market funds and has been rated in the highest short-term rating category for debt obligations by the requisite nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. An unrated security is First Tier if it represents quality comparable to that of a rated security, as determined in accordance with SEC Rule 2a-7. A Second Tier security is one that is eligible for money market funds and is not a First Tier security.