Form 485BPOS NATIONWIDE VARIABLE ACCO

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM N-4
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 File No. 333-140812
Pre-Effective Amendment No.
Post-Effective Amendment No. 28
and/or
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 File No. 811-05701
Amendment No. 110
(Check appropriate box or boxes.)
Nationwide Variable Account-4

(Exact Name of Registrant)
Nationwide Life Insurance Company

(Name of Depositor)
One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215

(Address of Depositor's Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(614) 249-7111

Depositor's Telephone Number, including Area Code
Denise L. Skingle, Senior Vice President Corporate Governance and Secretary,
One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
September 23, 2021

Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering
It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)
☑ immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
□ on [date] pursuant to paragraph (b)
□ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
□ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
If appropriate, check the following box:
□ this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 


Incorporation by Reference
The prospectus supplements dated June 9, 2021, August 6, 2021, the prospectus, and the Statement of Additional Information, except as modified herein, that were effective May 1, 2021, previously filed with the Commission under SEC file No. 333-140812, are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this registration statement.
Prospectus Supplements:
Prospectus:
Statement of Additional Information:
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Prospectus supplement dated September 23, 2021
to the following prospectus(es):
BOA IV, BOA America's VISION Annuity, BOA America's FUTURE Annuity II, Nationwide Destination All American Gold, Compass All American Gold, Key All American Gold, M&T All American Gold, Wells Fargo Gold Variable Annuity, BOA Achiever Annuity, BOA Future Venue Annuity, Nationwide Heritage Annuity, Nationwide Destination C, BOA Elite Venue Annuity, Nationwide Destination B, Nationwide Destination L, Nationwide Destination EV (2.0), Nationwide Destination EV NY (2.0), Nationwide Destination B (2.0), Nationwide Destination B NY (2.0), Nationwide Destination L (2.0), Nationwide Destination L NY (2.0), Nationwide Destination Navigator (2.0), Nationwide Destination Navigator NY (2.0), Nationwide Destination All American Gold (2.0), Nationwide Destination All American Gold NY (2.0), Nationwide Destination Architect 2.0, America's marketFLEX II Annuity, America's marketFlex Edge Annuity, America's marketFLEX Advisor Annuity, Nationwide Destination Freedom+ Variable Annuity, BOA America's Future Annuity, and BOA V prospectuses dated May 1, 2021
This supplement updates certain information contained in your prospectus. Please read it and keep it with your prospectus for future reference.
The prospectus offers the following underlying mutual fund as an investment option under the contract.
1. Effective on or about September 7, 2021, the name of the investment option is updated as indicated below:
   
CURRENT NAME UPDATED NAME
Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust – NVIT Core Plus Bond Fund Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust – NVIT BNY Mellon Core Plus Bond Fund
2. Effective on or about September 24, 2021, the following underlying mutual fund is added as investment option under the contract. The underlying mutual fund is added to the bulleted list on the cover of the prospectus and Appendix A: Underlying Mutual Fund Information:
Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust – NVIT BNY Mellon Core Plus Bond Fund: Class P
Accordingly, Appendix A: Underlying Mutual Fund Information is amended to add the following:
Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust – NVIT BNY Mellon Core Plus Bond Fund: Class P
Investment Advisor: Nationwide Fund Advisors
Sub-advisor: Insight North America LLC
Investment Objective: The Fund seeks long-term total return consistent with reasonable risk by investing in investment-grade fixed-income securities.
3. Effective on or about September 24, 2021, the following underlying mutual fund is no longer available to receive transfers or new purchase payments. The underlying mutual fund is removed from the bulleted list on the cover of the prospectus and Appendix A: Underlying Mutual Fund Information:
Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust - NVIT BNY Mellon Core Plus Bond Fund: Class II
Accordingly, Appendix A: Underlying Mutual Fund Information is amended as follows:
PROS-0559
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Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust - NVIT BNY Mellon Core Plus Bond Fund: Class II (formerly, Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust – NVIT Core Plus Bond Fund: Class II)
This underlying mutual fund is no longer available to receive transfers or new purchase payments effective September 24, 2021
Investment Advisor: Nationwide Fund Advisors
Sub-advisor: Insight North America LLC
Investment Objective: The Fund seeks long-term total return consistent with reasonable risk by investing in investment-grade fixed-income securities.
PROS-0559
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PART C. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 24. Financial Statements and Exhibits
A) Financial Statements
1) Nationwide Variable Account-4:
  Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
  Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Contract Owners’ Equity as of December 31, 2020.
  Statements of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2020.
  Statements of Changes in Contract Owners’ Equity for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.
  Notes to Financial Statements.
2) Nationwide Life Insurance Company:
  Independent Auditors’ Report.
  Statutory Statements of Admitted Assets, Liabilities, Capital and Surplus as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.
  Statutory Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018.
  Statutory Statements of Changes in Capital and Surplus for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018.
  Statutory Statements of Cash Flow for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018.
  Notes to Statutory Financial Statements.
B) Exhibits
1) Resolution of the Depositor's Board of Directors authorizing the establishment of the Registrant - Filed with Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 on April 16, 2009 (File No. 333-140812) as Exhibit 1 and hereby incorporated by reference.
2) Not Applicable.
3) Underwriting or Distribution of Contracts between the Depositor and NISC as Principal Underwriter - Filed with Post-Effective Amendment No. 16 on April 30, 2007 (File No. 333-103093) as Exhibit 3 and hereby incorporated by reference.
4) The form of the variable annuity contract - Filed with Initial Registration Statement on February 21, 2007 (File No. 333-140812) as Exhibit 4 and hereby incorporated by reference.
5) Variable Annuity Application - Filed with Initial Registration Statement on February 21, 2007 (File No. 333-140812) as Exhibit 5 and hereby incorporated by reference.
6) Depositor's Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws.

 


7) Not Applicable.
8) Form of Participation Agreements –
The following fund participation agreements were previously filed and are hereby incorporated by reference.
1) Fund Participation Agreement with AIM Variable Insurance Funds, AIM Advisors, Inc., and AIM Distributors dated January 6, 2003 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document aimfpa99h1.htm
2) Fund Participation Agreement (Amended and Restated) with Alliance Capital Management L.P. and Alliance-Bernstein Investment Research and Management, Inc. dated June 1, 2003 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document alliancebernsteinfpa.htm
3) Fund Participation Agreement with ALPS Variable Investment Trust and ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. dated October 10, 2013 with the registration statement under 333-135650, post-effective amendment number 12 filed on October 15, 2013 as document d612202dex99826.htm
4) Amended and Restated Fund Participation and Shareholder Services Agreement with American Century Investment Services, Inc., as amended, dated September 15, 2004 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document amcentfpa99h2.htm
5) Fund Participation Agreement with American Funds Insurance Series and Capital Research and Management Company. dated July 20, 2005 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document americanfundsfpa.htm
6) Fund Participation Agreement with BlackRock (formerly FAM Distributors, Inc. and FAM Variable Series Funds, Inc.), as amended, dated April 13, 2004 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document blackrockfpa.htm
7) Fund Participation Agreement with Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC and Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc. dated December 7, 2015 with the registration statement under 333-103095, post-effective amendment number 39 filed on April 13, 2017 as document columbiafpa.htm
8) Participation Agreement with Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, and Provident Distributors, Inc. dated January 3, 2000 with the registration statement under 033-60063, post-effective amendment number 21 filed on April 22, 2008 as document creditsuissefpa.htm
9) Fund Participation Agreement with Delaware Management Company and Delaware Distributors, L.P., as amended, dated February 5, 2008 with the registration statement under 333-43671, post-effective amendment number 43 filed on April 12, 2011 as document delawarefpa.htm
10) Restated and Amended Fund Participation Agreement with The Dreyfus Corporation, as amended, dated January 27, 2000 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document dreyfusfpa99h3.htm
11) Fund Participation Agreement with Eaton Vance Variable Trust and Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc. dated March 24, 2011 with the registration statement under 333-43671, post-effective amendment number 43 filed on April 12, 2011 as document eatonvancefpa.htm
12) Fund Participation Agreement with Federated Insurance Series and Federated Securities Corp., as amended, dated April 1, 2006 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document fedfpa99h4.htm
13) Fund Participation Agreement with Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund, as amended, including Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund IV and Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund V. dated May 1, 1988 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document fidifpa99h5.htm
14) Fund Participation Agreement with Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund II dated, as amended, including Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund IV and Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund V. dated July 15, 1989 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document fidiifpa99h6.htm

 


15) Fund Participation Agreement with Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund III dated, as amended, including Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund IV and Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund V. dated November 22, 1994 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document fidiiifpa99h7.htm
16) Amended and Restated Fund Participation Agreement with Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust and Franklin/Templeton Distributors, Inc., as amended, dated May 1, 2003 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document frankfpa99h8.htm
17) Fund Participation Agreement with Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust, and Goldman Sachs & Co. dated December 22, 1998 with the registration statement under 333-43671, post-effective amendment number 43 filed on April 12, 2011 as document goldmansachsfpa.htm
18) Fund Participation Agreement with J.P. Morgan Series Trust II dated February 18, 2003 with the registration statement under 333-59517, post-effective amendment number 42 filed on April 30, 2008 as document jpmorganfpa.htm
19) Fund Participation Agreement, Service and Institutional Shares, with Janus Aspen Series dated December 31, 1999 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document janusfpa99h9a.htm
20) Fund Participation Agreement with Lazard Retirement Series, Inc., and Lazard Asset Management Securities LLC dated April 13, 2009 with the registration statement under 333-43671, post-effective amendment number 43 filed on April 12, 2011 as document lazardfpa.htm
21) Fund Participation Agreement with Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC (formerly, Salomon Brothers Variable Series Funds Inc., Salomon Brothers Asset Management Inc.), as amended, dated September, 1999 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document leggmasonfpa.htm
22) Fund Participation Agreement with Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc. and Lord Abbett Distributor LLC, as amended, dated December 31, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document lordabbettfpa.htm
23) Fund Participation Agreement with MainStay VP Funds Trust and New York Life Investment Management LLC dated May 1, 2016 with the registration statement under 333-201820, post-effective amendment number 1 filed on April 14, 2016 as document mainstayfpa.htm
24) Fund Participation Agreement with The Merger Fund VL and Westchester Capital Management, LLC dated October 11, 2013 with the registration statement under 333-135650, post-effective amendment number 12 filed on October 15, 2013 as document d612202dex99827.htm
25) Participation Agreement Among MFS Variable Insurance Trust, MFS Variable Insurance Trust II, Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., and MFS Fund Distributors, Inc., dated May 2, 2011 with the registration statement under 333-227783, post-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 9, 2019 as document d737458dex9924b24.htm
26) Fund Participation Agreement with Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust (formerly, Gartmore Variable Insurance Trust), American Funds Insurance Series, and Capital Research and Management Company dated May 1, 2007 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document nwfpa99h12b.htm
27) Fund Participation Agreement with Neuberger Berman Management Inc. dated January 1, 2006 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document neuberfpa99h13.htm
28) Fund Participation Agreement with Northern Lights Variable Trust and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. dated February 8, 2012 with the registration statement under 333-62692, post-effective amendment number 28 filed on June 11, 2012 as document northernlightsfpa.htm
29) Fund Participation Agreement with Oppenheimer Variable Account Funds and Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. dated April 13, 2007 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document oppenfpa99h14.htm

 


30) Fund Participation Agreement with PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust and PIMCO Funds Distributors, LLC, as amended, dated March 28, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document pimcofpa.htm
31) Fund Participation Agreement with Pioneer Variable Contracts Trust, Pioneer Investment Management, Inc. and Pioneer Funds Distributor, Inc., as amended, dated September 27, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document pioneerfpa.htm
32) Fund Participation Agreement with ProFunds Distributors, Inc. dated January 10, 2010 with the registration statement under 333-62692, post-effective amendment number 26 filed on April 19, 2011 as document profundfpa.htm
33) Fund Participation Agreement with Putnam Variable Trust and Putnam Retail Management, L.P. dated February 1, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document putnamfpa.htm
34) Fund Participation Agreement with Rydex Variable Trust & Rydex Distributors, Inc. dated September 10, 2001 with the registration statement under 333-62692, post-effective amendment number 20 filed on April 18, 2008 as document rydexfundpartagreement.htm
35) Fund Participation Agreement with T. Rowe Price Equity Series, Inc., T. Rowe Price International Series, Inc., T. Rowe Price Fixed Income Series, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., as amended, dated October 1, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document trowefpa99h15.htm
36) Fund Participation Agreement with The Universal Institutional Funds, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc., as amended, dated February 1, 2002 with the registration statement under 333-140608, pre-effective amendment number 1 filed on July 17, 2007 as document univfpa99h16.htm
37) Fund Participation Agreement with Van Eck Investment Trust, Van Eck Associates Corporation, and Van Eck Securities Corporation, as amended, dated September 1, 1989 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document vaneckfpa.htm
38) Fund Participation Agreement with Waddell & Reed Services Company and Waddell & Reed, Inc, as amended, dated December 1, 2000 with the registration statement under 333-137202, pre-effective amendment number 3 filed on September 27, 2007 as document waddellreedfpa.htm
39) Fund Participation Agreement with Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust (formerly, Gartmore Variable Insurance Trust) dated May 2, 2005, as amended, filed on July 17, 2007 with pre-effective amendment number 1 of registration statement (333-140608) under document "nwfpa99h12a.htm"
40) Fund Participation Agreement with Virtus Variable Insurance Trust and VP Distributors, LLC, dated October 1, 2018 with the registration statement under 333-215169, post-effective amendment number 5 filed on April 18, 2019 as document d674921dex9926h32.htm
41) Fund Participation Agreement with Hartford Series Fund, Inc., Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC, Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC and Hartford Administrative Services Company, dated September 1, 2020 with Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 of registration statement (333-240010) filed on October 1, 2020 as document d19418dex9924b841
42) Fund Participation Agreement with Principal Variable Contracts Funds, Inc. and Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. dated November 5, 2020 with Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 of registration statement (333-240009)

 


Item 25. Directors and Officers of the Depositor
The business address of the Directors and Officers of the Depositor is:
One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215
President and Chief Operating Officer and Director Carter, John L.
Executive Vice President-Chief Human Resources Officer Clements, Vinita J.
Executive Vice President-Chief Information Officer Fowler, James R.
Executive Vice President and Director Thresher, Mark R.
Senior Vice President-NF Strategic Customer Solutions Ambrozy, Tina S.
Senior Vice President-Marketing Management - Financial Services Bair, Ann S.
Senior Vice President-Head of Taxation Biesecker, Pamela A.
Senior Vice President-Chief Investment Officer Coleman, Joel L.
Senior Vice President-Nationwide Financial Services Legal Dankovic, Rae Ann
Senior Vice President-External Affairs English, Steven M.
Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Director Frommeyer, Timothy G.
Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer - Nationwide Financial and Director Ginnan, Steven A.
Senior Vice President-Human Resources - P&C Hairston, Mia S.
Senior Vice President-Annuity Distribution Hawley, Craig A.
Senior Vice President-Nationwide Annuity and Director Henderson, Eric S.
Senior Vice President and Treasurer LaPaul, David
Senior Vice President-IT Chief Financial Officer, Procurement & BTO O'Brien, Kevin G.
Senior Vice President-Corporate Solutions Perez, Juan J.
Senior Vice President-Retirement Plan Sales Ramey, Scott
Senior Vice President Rich, Sandra L.
Senior Vice President-Chief Technology Officer - Nationwide Financial Richardson, Michael A.
Senior Vice President-Nationwide Retirement Institute Rodriguez, Kristi L.
Senior Vice President-Finance & Strategy Legal and Corporate Secretary Skingle, Denise L.
Senior Vice President-Nationwide Life Snyder, Holly R.
Senior Vice President-Investment Management Group Spangler, Michael S.
Senior Vice President-Retirement Plan Sales Stevenson, Eric
Director Walker, Kirt A.
Item 26. Persons Controlled by or Under Common Control with the Depositor or Registrant.
Following is a list of entities directly or indirectly controlled by or under common control with the depositor or registrant. Ownership is indicated through indentation. Unless otherwise indicated, each subsidiary is either wholly-owned or majority-owned by the parent company immediately preceding it. (For example, Nationwide Fund Distributors, LLC is either wholly-owned or majority owned by NFS Distributors, Inc.) Separate accounts that have been established pursuant to board resolution but are not, and have never been, active are omitted.
Company Jurisdiction
of Domicile
Brief Description of Business
Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. Delaware The company acts primarily as a holding company for companies within the Nationwide organization that offer or distribute life insurance, long-term savings and retirement products.
NFS Distributors, Inc. Delaware The company acts primarily as a holding company for Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. companies.
Nationwide Financial General Agency, Inc. Pennsylvania The company is a multi-state licensed insurance agency.
Nationwide Fund Distributors, LLC Delaware The company is a limited purpose broker-dealer.

 


Company Jurisdiction
of Domicile
Brief Description of Business
Nationwide Fund Management, LLC Delaware The company provides administration, transfer and dividend disbursing agent services to various mutual fund entities.
Nationwide Retirement Solutions, Inc. Delaware The company markets and administers deferred compensation plans for public employees.
Nationwide Securities, LLC Delaware The company is a general purpose broker-dealer and investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nationwide Trust Company, FSB Federal This is a federal savings bank chartered by the Office of Thrift Supervision in the United States Department of Treasury to exercise deposit, lending, agency, custody and fiduciary powers and to engage in activities permissible for federal savings banks under the Home Owners’ Loan Act of 1933.
Nationwide Financial Services Capital Trust Delaware The trust’s sole purpose is to issue and sell certain securities representing individual beneficial interests in the assets of the trust
Nationwide Life Insurance Company 2 Ohio The corporation provides individual life insurance, group and health insurance, fixed and variable annuity products and other life insurance products.
Jefferson National Financial Corporation3 Delaware A stock corporation. The corporation is the holding company of Jefferson National Life Insurance Company, Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York, Jefferson National Securities Corporation, and JNF Advisors, Inc., offering annuity products and services.
Jefferson National Life Insurance Company2,3 Texas The company provides life, health and annuity products.
Jefferson National Life Annuity Company C2,3   A separate account issuing variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Life Annuity Account E2,3   A separate account issuing variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Life Annuity Account F2,3   A separate account issuing variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Life Annuity Account G2,3   A separate account issuing variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York2,3 New York The company provides variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Life of New York Annuity Account 12,3   A separate account issuing variable annuity products.
Jefferson National Securities Corporation3 Delaware The company is a limited purpose broker-dealer and distributor of variable annuities for Jefferson National Life Insurance Company and Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York.
MFS Variable Account2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Multi-Flex Variable Account2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-II2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-32,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-42,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-52,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-62,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-72,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-82,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-92,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-102,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-112,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-122,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-132,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-142,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Variable Account-152,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account 12,3 Pennsylvania A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.

 


Company Jurisdiction
of Domicile
Brief Description of Business
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-22,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-32,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-42,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-52,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-62,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-72,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account 12,3 Pennsylvania A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide Investment Services Corporation3 Oklahoma This is a limited purpose broker-dealer and distributor of variable annuities and variable life products for Nationwide Life Insurance Company and Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company. The company also provides educational services to retirement plan sponsors and its participants.
Nationwide Financial Assignment Company3 Ohio The company is an administrator of structured settlements.
Nationwide Investment Advisors, LLC3 Ohio The company provides investment advisory services.
Eagle Captive Reinsurance, LLC3 Ohio The company is engaged in the business of insurance
Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company2,3 Ohio The company engages in underwriting life insurance and granting, purchasing and disposing of annuities.
Nationwide VA Separate Account-A2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide VA Separate Account-B2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide VA Separate Account-C2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide VA Separate Account-D2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account A2,3 Delaware A separate account issuing variable annuity contracts.
Nationwide VL Separate Account-C2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VL Separate Account-D2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide VL Separate Account-G2,3 Ohio A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account A2,3 Delaware A separate account issuing variable life insurance policies.
Olentangy Reinsurance, LLC3 Vermont The company is a captive life reinsurance company.
Nationwide SBL, LLC Ohio The company is a lender offering securities-back lines of credit.
Registered Investment Advisors Services, Inc. Texas The company is a technology company that facilitates third-party money management services for registered investment advisors
Nationwide Fund Advisors4 Delaware The trust acts as a registered investment advisor.
1 This subsidiary/entity is controlled by its immediate parent through contractual association.
2 This subsidiary/entity files separate financial statements.
3 Information for this subsidiary/entity is included in the consolidated financial statements of its immediate parent.
4 This subsidiary/entity is a business trust.
Item 27. Number of Contract Owners
The number of Contract Owners of Qualified and Non-Qualified Contracts as of February 28, 2021, was 65 and 207 respectively.

 


Item 28. Indemnification
Provision is made in Nationwide’s Amended and Restated Code of Regulations and expressly authorized by the General Corporation Law of the State of Ohio, for indemnification by Nationwide of any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer or employee of Nationwide, against expenses, including attorneys fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, to the extent and under the circumstances permitted by the General Corporation Law of the State of Ohio.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Act") may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling Nationwide pursuant to the foregoing provisions, Nationwide has been informed that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Item 29. Principal Underwriter
Nationwide Investment Services Corporation ("NISC")
a) NISC serves as principal underwriter and general distributor for the following separate investment accounts of Nationwide or its affiliates:
   
MFS Variable Account Nationwide VA Separate Account-C
Multi-Flex Variable Account Nationwide VA Separate Account-D
Nationwide Variable Account Nationwide VLI Separate Account
Nationwide Variable Account-II Nationwide VLI Separate Account-2
Nationwide Variable Account-3 Nationwide VLI Separate Account-3
Nationwide Variable Account-4 Nationwide VLI Separate Account-4
Nationwide Variable Account-5 Nationwide VLI Separate Account-5
Nationwide Variable Account-6 Nationwide VLI Separate Account-6
Nationwide Variable Account-7 Nationwide VLI Separate Account-7
Nationwide Variable Account-8 Nationwide VL Separate Account-C
Nationwide Variable Account-9 Nationwide VL Separate Account-D
Nationwide Variable Account-10 Nationwide VL Separate Account-G
Nationwide Variable Account-11 Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account 1
Nationwide Variable Account-12 Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account A
Nationwide Variable Account-13 Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account 1
Nationwide Variable Account-14 Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account A
Nationwide Variable Account-15  
Nationwide VA Separate Account-A  
Nationwide VA Separate Account-B  

 


b) Directors and Officers of NISC:
   
President and Director Ambrozy, Tina S.
Senior Vice President-Head of Taxation Biesecker, Pamela A.
Senior Vice President and Secretary Skingle, Denise L.
Vice President-Tax Eppley, Daniel P.
Vice President and Assistant Secretary Garman, David A.
Vice President-Chief Compliance Officer Rabenstine, James J.
Vice President-Performance Management & Accounting and Financial Operations Rothermel, Peter J.
Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer Conner, David A.
Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer Hacker, Hope C.
Associate Vice President and Assistant Secretary Hartman, Mark E.
Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer Reese, John A.
Associate Vice President and Treasurer Roswell, Ewan T.
Assistant Secretary Bowman, Heidi
Assistant Secretary Hinze, Keith W.
Director Henderson, Eric S.
Director Stevenson, Eric
The business address of the Directors and Officers of NISC is:
One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
c)
Name of Principal Underwriter   Net Underwriting
Discounts and
Commissions
  Compensation on
Redemption or
Annuitization
  Brokerage
Commissions
  Compensation
Nationwide Investment Services Corporation

  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
Item 30. Location of Accounts and Records
Steven A. Ginnan
Nationwide Life Insurance Company
One Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215
Item 31. Management Services
Not Applicable
Item 32. Undertakings
The Registrant hereby undertakes to:
a) file a post-effective amendment to this registration statement as frequently as is necessary to ensure that the audited financial statements in the registration statement are never more than 16 months old for so long as payments under the variable annuity contracts may be accepted;
b) include either (1) as part of any application to purchase a contract offered by the prospectus, a space that an applicant can check to request a Statement of Additional Information, or (2) a post card or similar written communication affixed to or included in the prospectus that the applicant can remove to send for a Statement of Additional Information; and
c) deliver any Statement of Additional Information and any financial statements required to be made available under this form promptly upon written or oral request.
The Registrant represents that any of the contracts which are issued pursuant to Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, are issued by Nationwide through the Registrant in reliance upon, and in compliance with, a no-action letter issued by the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the American Council of Life Insurance (publicly available November 28, 1988) permitting withdrawal restrictions to the extent necessary to comply with Section 403(b)(11) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 


Nationwide Life Insurance Company represents that the fees and charges deducted under the contract in the aggregate are reasonable in relation to the services rendered, the expenses expected to be incurred and risks assumed by Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

 


SIGNATURES
As required by the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets the requirements of Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 for effectiveness of the Registration Statement and has caused this Registration Statement to be signed by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Columbus, and State of Ohio, on September 23, 2021.
Nationwide Variable Account-4
(Registrant)
Nationwide Life Insurance Company
(Depositor)
By: /s/ Stephen M. Jackson
Stephen M. Jackson
Attorney-in-Fact
As required by the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated, on September 23, 2021.
JOHN L. CARTER  
John L. Carter, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Director  
MARK R. THRESHER  
Mark R. Thresher, Executive Vice President and Director  
TIMOTHY G. FROMMEYER  
Timothy G. Frommeyer, Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Director  
ERIC S. HENDERSON  
Eric S. Henderson, Senior Vice President-Nationwide Annuity and Director  
STEVEN A. GINNAN  
Steven A. Ginnan, Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer-Nationwide Financial and Director  
KIRT A. WALKER  
Kirt A. Walker, Director  
  By /s/ Stephen M. Jackson
  Stephen M. Jackson
Attorney-in-Fact

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the use of our report dated April 2, 2021, with respect to the financial statements of the sub-accounts that comprise the Nationwide Variable Account-4, and the related notes (collectively, the financial statements), incorporated by reference herein, and to the reference to our firm under the heading "Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm" in the Statement of Additional Information that was previously filed under SEC File No. 333-140812 and is incorporated by reference herein.
/s/ KPMG LLP
Columbus, Ohio
September 20, 2021

 


Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the use of our report on the statutory financial statements and financial statement schedules of Nationwide Life Insurance Company (the Company), dated March 19, 2021, incorporated by reference herein, and to the reference to our firm under the heading "Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm" in the Statement of Additional Information that was previously filed on Form N-4 under SEC File No. 333-140812 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Our report relating to the Company’s statutory financial statements, dated March 19, 2021, states that the Company prepared its financial statements using statutory accounting practices prescribed or permitted by the Ohio Department of Insurance, which is a basis of accounting other than U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, our report states that the Company’s financial statements are not intended to be and, therefore, are not presented fairly in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and further states that those statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with the statutory accounting practices prescribed or permitted by the Ohio Department of Insurance.
/s/ KPMG LLP
Columbus, Ohio
September 20, 2021

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each of the undersigned as directors and/or officers of NATIONWIDE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY and NATIONWIDE LIFE AND ANNUITY INSURANCE COMPANY, both Ohio corporations, which have filed or will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; and, if applicable, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, various registration statements and amendments thereto for the registration of current, as well as any future, separate accounts established by said corporations for the purpose of registering under said Act(s) immediate or deferred variable annuity contracts, fixed interest rate options subject to a market value adjustment, group flexible fund retirement annuity contracts and variable life insurance policies in connection with the separate accounts and contracts listed below:
Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Policies
Separate Account (1940 Act File No.)   1933 Act File Nos.
MFS Variable Account (811-02662)   002-73432
Nationwide Multi-Flex Variable Account (811-03338)   033-23905, 002-75174
Nationwide Variable Account (811-02716)   002-58043, 333-80481, 033-60239, 333-176908
Nationwide Variable Account-II (811-03330)   002-75059, 033-67636, 033-60063, 333-103093, 333-103094, 333-103095, 333-104513, 333-104511, 333-104512, 333-104510, 333-151990, 333-105992, 333-147273, 333-140621, 333-144053, 333-147198, 333-160635, 333-164886, 333-168818, 333-177934, 333-177581, 333-177582, 333-177316, 333-177319, 333-177439, 3333-177441, 333-177729, 333-177731, 333-173349, 333-177938, 333-182494, 333-235382, 333-235383; Nationwide O Series (33 Act No. TBD)
Nationwide Variable Account-3 (811-05405)   033-18422, 033-24434
Nationwide Variable Account-4 (811-05701)   033-25734, 033-26454, 333-62692, 333-135650, 333-140812, 333-201820, 333-240010, 333-240009
Nationwide Variable Account-5 (811-08142)   033-71440
Nationwide Variable Account-6 (811-08684)   033-82370, 333-21909
Nationwide Variable Account-7 (811-08666)   033-82190, 033-82174, 033-89560
Nationwide Variable Account-8 (811-07357)   033-62637, 033-62659
Nationwide Variable Account-9 (811-08241)   333-28995, 333-52579, 333-56073, 333-53023, 333-79327, 333-69014, 333-75360
Nationwide Variable Account-10 (811-09407)   333-81701
Nationwide Variable Account-11 (811-10591)   333-74904, 333-74908
Nationwide Variable Account-12 (811-21099)   333-88612, 333-108894, 333-178057, 333-178059
Nationwide Variable Account-13 (811-21139)   333-91890
Nationwide Variable Account-14 (811-21205)   333-104339
Nationwide Variable Account-15 (811-23386)   333-227783, 333-227780
Nationwide VA Separate Account-A (811-05606)   033-85164, 033-22940
Nationwide VA Separate Account-B (811-06399)   033-86408, 033-93482, 333-11415
Nationwide VA Separate Account-C (811-07908)   033-66496, 333-44485
Nationwide VA Separate Account-D (811-10139)   333-45976
Nationwide VLI Separate Account (811-04399)   033-00145, 033-44290, 033-35698
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-2 (811-05311)   033-16999, 033-62795, 033-42180, 033-35783, 033-63179, 333-27133
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-3 (811-06140)   033-44789, 033-44296
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-4 (811-08301)   333-31725, 333-43671, 333-52617, 333-94037, 333-52615, 333-53728, 333-69160, 333-83010, 333-137202, 333-153343, 333-169879, 333-229640
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-5 (811-10143)   333-46338, 333-46412, 333-66572, 333-121881, 333-125481, 333-125482
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-6 (811-21398)   333-106908

 


Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Policies
Separate Account (1940 Act File No.)   1933 Act File Nos.
Nationwide VLI Separate Account-7 (811-21610)   333-117998, 333-121879, 333-146649, 333-140606, 333-149295, 333-156020, 333-182893, 333-182887; 333-258039; 333-258035
Nationwide VL Separate Account-A (811-06137)   033-44792, 033-44300, 033-35775, 333-27123, 333-22677
Nationwide VL Separate Account-B (811-07819)   333-12333
Nationwide VL Separate Account-C (811-08351)   333-43639, 333-36869
Nationwide VL Separate Account-D (811-08891)   333-59517
Nationwide VL Separate Account-G (811-21697)   333-121878, 333-140608, 333-146073, 333-146650, 333-149213, 333-155153, 333-182897, 333-182896, 333-215169, 333-215173, 333-223705, 333-253123
Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account 1 (811-07708)   333-164127, 333-164125, 333-164126, 333-164124
Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account 1 (811-04460)   333-164180, 333-164117, 333-164178, 333-164179, 333-164119, 333-164120, 333-164115, 333-164118, 333-164116
Nationwide Provident VA Separate Account A (811-06484)   333-164131, 333-164130, 333-164132, 333-164129, 333-164128
Nationwide Provident VLI Separate Account A (811-08722)   333-164188, 333-164123, 333-164185, 333-164122, 333-164121
    
General Account Products
Insurance Company   1933 Act File Nos.
Nationwide Life Insurance Company   333-149613, 333-160418, 333-229802, 333-237472, 333-237471, 333-254817; 333-255535
Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company   333-47640
hereby constitute and appoint Kirt A. Walker, John L. Carter, Eric S. Henderson, Steven A. Ginnan, Jamie Ruff Casto, Michael Stobart, Paige L. Ryan, Stephen M. Jackson, and Benjamin W. Mischnick, and each of them with power to act without the others, as his/her attorney, with full power of substitution for and in his/her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to approve, and sign such Registration Statements, and any and all amendments thereto, with power to affix the corporate seal of said corporation thereto and to attest said seal and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby granting unto said attorneys, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing requisite to all intents and purposes as he/she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming that which said attorneys, or any of them, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This instrument may be executed in one or more counterparts.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have herewith set their names as of this 27th day of July, 2021.
/s/ Timothy G. Frommeyer   /s/ Eric S. Henderson
TIMOTHY G. FROMMEYER, Director   ERIC S. HENDERSON, Director
/s/ Steven A. Ginnan   /s/ Mark R. Thresher
STEVEN A. GINNAN, Director   MARK R. THRESHER, Director
/s/ Kirt A. Walker   /s/ John L. Carter
KIRT A. WALKER, Director   JOHN L. CARTER, Director

 



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