Transamerica Funds Wins 13th DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award

DENVER, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transamerica Funds was recently awarded the 2012 DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award. This marks the 10th consecutive year Transamerica Funds has been recognized by DALBAR for excellence in customer service and the 13th DALBAR award received by Transamerica Funds in the last 17 years.

"We are deeply honored to receive our 13th DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award," said Dave Paulsen, CEO for Transamerica Capital, Inc. "We pride ourselves in consistently ranking among the industry's best. A 10th consecutive award is a remarkable achievement and a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide superior service for our clients".

DALBAR is the nation's leading financial services market research and consulting firm. The annual service award is determined by performance results in the DALBAR Performance Evaluation of Mutual Fund Service Program. This program measures the quality of service provided to mutual fund shareholders. Throughout the year, DALBAR conducts thousands of tests to measure how financial companies respond to customer needs. Financial organizations that exceed industry benchmarks earn the DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award.

Please consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the funds and should be ready carefully before you invest or send money. To obtain a prospectus and for other information on Transamerica Funds, contact your financial professional or Transamerica Funds at 888-233-4339 or visit our web site: . Mutual funds are subject to market risk, including the loss of principal.

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

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Brenna Miller
Communications Manager

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