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Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. Named as a Lipper Best Money Manager September 2012

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. announced today that nine of its strategies were recipients of the Lipper Best Money Manager Awards across multiple categories and time periods.

Transamerica Emerging Markets Debt (Class I ) was ranked second for the four quarters ended September 30, 2012 in the International Fixed Income (All Mandates) and (Emerging Markets) categories out of 166 and 48 peers. For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, Transamerica Emerging Markets Debt (Class I) ranked third in both categories out of 188 and 58 respective peers.

Transamerica Mid Cap Value (Class I2) was ranked third out of 89 peers for the 12 quarters ended September 30, 2012 and fifth out of 93 peers for the four quarters in the U.S. Diversified/Multi-Cap Equity category.

Transamerica strategies that also earned top-10 rankings included both the Transamerica Small/Mid Cap Value and Transamerica Partners Institutional Mid Value for the four quarters ended September 30, 2012; and the Transamerica Developing Markets Equity (Class I2) for the 20-quarter period.

Other Transamerica strategies that were named top-40 money managers included Transamerica Mid Cap Value (Class I2) , Transamerica Growth (Class I2), Transamerica Bond (Class I2) , and Transamerica High Yield Bond (Class I).

Lipper MarketPlace's Best Money Manager ranking is a comprehensive survey of institutional money manager performance. To be eligible for recognition as a Lipper Best Money Manager, performance must be calculated on an asset size, which is at least $10 million in size for traditional US asset classes or $1 million for international and alternative investments. Classifications must fall into one of the categories that Lipper ranks (minimum of 20 contenders). All performance data must be calculated net of all fees.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Mutual funds are subject to market risk, including loss of principal. Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact Transamerica at 800-851-7555 for a prospectus containing this information. Please read it carefully before investing.

About Transamerica Asset Management

Transamerica Asset Management (TAM) is the asset management business unit of Transamerica. TAM consists of Transamerica Funds, Transamerica Partners Funds, Transamerica Series Trust, Transamerica Income Shares, Inc., and Transamerica Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor. TAM manages more than $52.6 billion in assets as of 9/30/12. TAM and its affiliate companies are wholly owned by AEGON N.V., an international life insurance, pension and asset management company.

About Transamerica Capital, Inc.

Transamerica Capital, Inc. is the underwriting and wholesaling broker-dealer for mutual funds advised by Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. Transamerica Capital, Inc., an AEGON company, works with financial professionals at wirehouse, regional, independent, and bank firms to provide a variety of investment solutions.

About AEGON N.V.

AEGON N.V., based in The Hague, The Netherlands, is an international life insurance, pension and investment company with businesses in over 20 markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. AEGON companies employ approximately 25,000 people and have over 47 million customers across the globe. For more information about AEGON, visit aegon.com.

For more information, please contact:
Brenna Miller
Communications Manager
Brenna.k.miller@transamerica.com
319-355-6834

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Source: Transamerica