Transamerica

TRANSAMERICA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

In 1904, a young entrepreneur named Amadeo Giannini created the Bank of Italy in a converted San Francisco saloon. His goal was to make financial services available to everyone — not just the wealthy few; and so he did.

Today, the Transamerica companies are as committed to helping people as we were 100 years ago. Customers now have access to an even wider range of services, from life insurance to retirement plans, to secure their financial futures.

From our very beginning, we’ve been committed to helping you build a solid financial foundation for now and the future. And we’ll continue to do so with insurance and financial products that are as affordable as they are exceptional.

Our Beginning

In 1904, a young entrepreneur named Amadeo Giannini created the Bank of Italy in a converted San Francisco saloon. His goal was to make financial services available to everyone — not just the wealthy few. And so he did; after the 1906 quake and fire, Giannini set up a makeshift bank on the San Francisco docks, giving residents loans to rebuild, secured with only a handshake.

In 1928, Giannini merged with Bank of America, and in 1930 acquired Occidental Life Insurance Company through Transamerica Corporation. The banking and life insurance businesses separated in 1956, with the latter taking the Transamerica name. And in 1972, the now iconic Transamerica pyramid claimed its place in the San Francisco skyline

Changing Times

A flurry of creativity and acquisition activity in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in Transamerica owning interests in not only life insurance and financial services, but also motion picture distributor United Artists, Trans International Airlines and Budget Rent A Car.

In the mid-1980s, Transamerica refocused its core business on its founding mission of making insurance and financial tools available to more people. And in July 1999, Transamerica began a new chapter in its history when it became part of one of the world’s leading international financial organizations.

Modern Day

Today, the Transamerica companies are as committed to helping people as we were 100 years ago. Customers now have access to an even wider range of services, from life insurance to retirement plans, to secure their financial futures.

From our very beginning we’ve been committed to helping you build a solid financial foundation for now and the future. And we’ll continue to do so with insurance and financial products that are as affordable as they are exceptional.

Performance You Can Count On

Transamerica’s insurance companies have received high ratings from the industry’s most respected independent rating services ‐ A.M. Best Company, Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Rating Services. As a measurement of our financial strength and performance, these ratings are a direct reflection of the care with which we manage our business.

Built on a History of Responsibility

We understand that before you can trust us with your wealth and well-being, you have to believe we have ours in order. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to building a reputation of solid management and sound solutions for over 100 years.

Planning a Stable, Sustainable Future

In the 21st century, we are building on our reputation with our parent company; Aegon N.V. Aegon’s core business is providing life insurance, pension solutions, and asset management products with businesses in over 20 markets around the world. Aegon is focused on what we characterize as the life-cycle needs of our customers.

No company in the financial services industry is immune to the turmoil in today’s financial markets. However, thanks to our future-focused business practices and our relationship with Aegon, Transamerica companies have a strong balance sheet, healthy cash flow, and ample liquidity. These advantages give us the stability we need to provide you with the peace of mind you expect.

An Iconic Symbol of Tomorrow

The Transamerica Pyramid is located at 600 Montgomery Street in the heart of one of the most storied sections of San Francisco. It’s part of Transamerica Center (a complex that includes Two Transamerica Center and Transamerica Redwood Park), encompassing nearly one city block. The iconic Transamerica pyramid claimed its place in the San Francisco skyline in 1972. Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in the company’s logo. Today the Pyramid stands as a symbol of what will always be our guiding principles.

Designed for Today. Built for Tomorrow

In 1968, Transamerica president John R. Becket had an idea. He noticed that trees in a city park could be tall, yet still allow natural light to filter down from above. This was in contrast with the box-like buildings that surrounded him. So when designing the new Transamerica headquarters, he proposed a somewhat radical approach.

From the very beginning, Transamerica was built on the idea that—like sunlight—financial security should be available to everyone. So it’s only fitting that our headquarters should transform the San Francisco skyline in the same way that we’ve transformed financial services.

Today, the Transamerica Pyramid is a distinctive structure revered by San Franciscans and recognized internationally. It’s an iconic symbol in a city known for inclusiveness.

The Transamerica Pyramid building and logos featuring it are registered trademarks and are the companies’ primary identifiers of product authenticity.

Planning a Stable, Sustainable Future

In the 21st century, we are building on our reputation with our parent company; Aegon N.V. Aegon’s core business is providing life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products with businesses in over 20 markets around the world. Aegon is focused on what we characterize as the life-cycle needs of our customers.

No company in the financial services industry is immune to the turmoil in today’s financial markets. However, thanks to our future-focused business practices and our relationship with Aegon, Transamerica companies have a strong balance sheet, healthy cash flow and ample liquidity. These advantages give us the stability we need to provide you with the peace of mind you expect.

Responsible Business Practices the go Beyond the Financial

As a company that’s dedicated to helping you to be healthy and build wealth, we’re equally committed to doing our part for a responsible, more sustainable future. From our achievements in environmental excellence in the Transamerica Pyramid, to our sustainability efforts worldwide, we never stop working to balance the environmental needs of our communities with the interests of our customers, investors and business partners.

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