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Transamerica Asset Management Wins 2013 Lipper Fund Award for Best Mid-Cap Value Fund Over 10 Years

DENVER, March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transamerica Asset Management announced today that its Transamerica Small/Mid Cap Value (Class A) fund received the 2013 Lipper Fund Award for Best Mid-Cap Value Fund for the 10-year period. The fund, which opened in 2001, is sub-advised by Systematic Financial Management, LP, and ranked best out of 30 contenders in the Lipper Mid-Cap Value category. The fund's ranking was based on its ability to provide superior consistency and risk-adjusted returns over a 10-year period against a group of similar funds as of November 30, 2012.

The Lipper Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence that celebrate exceptional performance and recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams.

"We are pleased to be acknowledged with such a prestigious award," said Tom Swank, President and CEO of Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. "At Transamerica, we are committed to serving the long-term needs of our clients. This award is a testament to our investment manager selection and monitoring process as we seek to identify best-in-breed investment managers that can deliver attractive returns with prudent risk management."

As the fund's sub-adviser, Systematic Financial Management employs a disciplined, bottom-up approach to investing that emphasizes fundamental research.

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 read carefully before you invest or send money. For more information about Transamerica Funds or to obtain a prospectus, please contact your financial professional. You can also call Transamerica Funds at 888-233-4339 or visit our website at www.transamericainvestments.com. Transamerica Funds are distributed by Transamerica Capital, Inc.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investing in small- and medium-size companies involves greater risk than is customarily associated with more established companies. The securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies are subject to higher volatility than larger, more established companies.

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 $53.4 billion in assets as of 12/31/12. 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.

As an international life insurance, pensions and asset management company based in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon companies employ approximately 24,000 people and have millions of customers across the globe.

For more information, please contact:
Brenna Miller
Communications Manager
Brenna.k.miller@transamerica.com
720-488-7897

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