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June 23, 2021 4:43 PM EDT

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TRANSAMERICA SERIES TRUST

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

Supplement to the Currently Effective Prospectus, Summary Prospectuses and Statement of Additional Information

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Effective on or about November 1, 2021, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”) will terminate its investment sub-advisory agreement with QS Investors, LLC (“QS Investors”) with respect to Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP, Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP, Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP, Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP, and Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP (each, a “portfolio; together, the “portfolios”) and will enter into a new investment sub-advisory agreement with BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (“BlackRock”) with respect to the portfolios. An information statement will be made available to investors which will provide certain information about the new sub-adviser and the terms of the new sub-advisory agreement.

In connection with the change in sub-adviser from QS Investors to BlackRock: (i) each portfolio will be renamed; (ii) each portfolio’s principal investment strategies and principal risks will be revised; (iii) each portfolio will have revised management and sub-advisory fee schedules, (iv) each portfolio will have lower expense caps; and (v) each portfolio will change its blended benchmark. These changes, which will be effective on or about November 1, 2021, are described below.

TAM will continue to serve as each portfolio’s investment manager.

Effective on or about November 1, 2021, the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus, Summary Prospectuses and Statement of Information, as applicable, concerning the portfolios.

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Each portfolio will change its management fee schedule as described below.

TAM will receive compensation from the portfolio, calculated daily and paid monthly, at the annual rates (expressed as a percentage of the portfolio’s average daily net assets) indicated below:

 

First $500 million

     0.50

Over $500 million up to $1 billion

     0.49

Over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion

     0.4725

Over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion

     0.465

Over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion

     0.4525

In excess of $4.5 billion

     0.44

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Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

The “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table included in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class

   Initial   Service

Management fees1

       0.49 %       0.49 %

Distribution and service (12b-1) fees

       0.00 %       0.25 %

Other expenses2

       0.03 %       0.03 %

Acquired fund fees and expenses3,4

       0.15 %       0.15 %

Total annual fund operating expenses

       0.67 %       0.92 %

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement5

       0.05 %       0.05 %

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

       0.62 %       0.87 %

 

1

Management fees have been restated to reflect a reduction in management fees effective November 1, 2021.

2

Other expenses for Initial Class shares are based on estimates for the current fiscal year.


3

Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the portfolio’s pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the portfolio’s prospectus.

4

Acquired fund fees and expenses have been restated for the current fiscal year.

5

The portfolio’s investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”), has contractually agreed, through May 1, 2023, to waive from its management fee an amount equal to the sub-advisory fee waiver by the portfolio’s sub-adviser. Contractual arrangements have also been made with TAM, through May 1, 2023 to waive fees and/or reimburse portfolio expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Initial Class shares and 0.80% for Service Class shares, excluding, as applicable, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the portfolio’s business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to May 1, 2023 without the Board of Trustees’ consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses for the class if the class’ total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the portfolio, in the class’ total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.

The “Example” table included in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. The Example does not reflect charges that are, or may be, imposed under your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract. If such charges were reflected, costs would be higher. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM’s agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 year      3 years      5 years      10 years  

Initial Class

   $ 63      $ 209      $ 368      $ 830  

Service Class

   $ 89      $ 288      $ 504      $ 1,127  

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Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP

The “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table included in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class

   Initial   Service

Management fees1

       0.50 %       0.50 %

Distribution and service (12b-1) fees

       0.00 %       0.25 %

Other expenses2

       0.03 %       0.03 %

Acquired fund fees and expenses3,4

       0.16 %       0.16 %

Total annual fund operating expenses

       0.69 %       0.94 %

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement5

       0.05 %       0.05 %

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

       0.64 %       0.89 %

 

1

Management fees have been restated to reflect a reduction in management fees effective November 1, 2021.

2

Other expenses for Initial Class shares are based on estimates for the current fiscal year.

3

Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the portfolio’s pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the portfolio’s prospectus.

4

Acquired fund fees and expenses have been restated for the current fiscal year.

5

The portfolio’s investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”), has contractually agreed, through May 1, 2023, to waive from its management fee an amount equal to the sub-advisory fee waiver by the portfolio’s sub-adviser. Contractual arrangements have also been made with TAM, through May 1, 2023 to waive fees and/or reimburse portfolio expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Initial Class shares and 0.80% for Service Class shares, excluding, as applicable, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the portfolio’s business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to May 1, 2023 without the Board of Trustees’ consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses for the class if the class’ total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the portfolio, in the class’ total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.

The “Example” table included in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:


Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.


The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. The Example does not reflect charges that are, or may be, imposed under your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract. If such charges were reflected, costs would be higher. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM’s agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 year      3 years      5 years      10 years  

Initial Class

   $ 65      $ 216      $ 379      $ 854  

Service Class

   $ 91      $ 295      $ 515      $ 1,150  

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

The “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table included in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class

   Initial   Service

Management fees1

       0.50 %       0.50 %

Distribution and service (12b-1) fees

       0.00 %       0.25 %

Other expenses

       0.03 %       0.03 %

Acquired fund fees and expenses2,3

       0.12 %       0.12 %

Total annual fund operating expenses

       0.65 %       0.90 %

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement4

       0.05 %       0.05 %

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

       0.60 %       0.85 %

 

1

Management fees have been restated to reflect a reduction in management fees effective November 1, 2021.

2

Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the portfolio’s pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the portfolio’s prospectus.

3

Acquired fund fees and expenses have been restated for the current fiscal year.

4

The portfolio’s investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”), has contractually agreed, through May 1, 2023, to waive from its management fee an amount equal to the sub-advisory fee waiver by the portfolio’s sub-adviser. Contractual arrangements have also been made with TAM, through May 1, 2023 to waive fees and/or reimburse portfolio expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Initial Class shares and 0.80% for Service Class shares, excluding, as applicable, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the portfolio’s business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to May 1, 2023 without the Board of Trustees’ consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses for the class if the class’ total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the portfolio, in the class’ total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.

The “Example” table included in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. The Example does not reflect charges that are, or may be, imposed under your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract. If such charges were reflected, costs would be higher. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM’s agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 year      3 years      5 years      10 years  

Initial Class

   $ 61      $ 203      $ 357      $ 806  

Service Class

   $ 87      $ 282      $ 494      $ 1,103  

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

The “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table included in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:


Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class

   Initial   Service

Management fees1

       0.50 %       0.50 %

Distribution and service (12b-1) fees

       0.00 %       0.25 %

Other expenses

       0.03 %       0.03 %

Acquired fund fees and expenses2,3

       0.16 %       0.16 %

Total annual fund operating expenses

       0.69 %       0.94 %

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement4

       0.05 %       0.05 %

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

       0.64 %       0.89 %

 

1

Management fees have been restated to reflect a reduction in management fees effective November 1, 2021.

2

Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the portfolio’s pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the portfolio’s prospectus.

3

Acquired fund fees and expenses have been restated for the current fiscal year.

4

The portfolio’s investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”), has contractually agreed, through May 1, 2023, to waive from its management fee an amount equal to the sub-advisory fee waiver by the portfolio’s sub-adviser. Contractual arrangements have also been made with TAM, through May 1, 2023 to waive fees and/or reimburse portfolio expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Initial Class shares and 0.80% for Service Class shares, excluding, as applicable, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the portfolio’s business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to May 1, 2023 without the Board of Trustees’ consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses for the class if the class’ total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the portfolio, in the class’ total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.

The “Example” table included in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. The Example does not reflect charges that are, or may be, imposed under your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract. If such charges were reflected, costs would be higher. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM’s agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 year      3 years      5 years      10 years  

Initial Class

   $ 65      $ 216      $ 379      $ 854  

Service Class

   $ 91      $ 295      $ 515      $ 1,150  

* * *

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

The “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table included in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class

   Initial   Service

Management fees1

       0.49 %       0.49 %

Distribution and service (12b-1) fees

       0.00 %       0.25 %

Other expenses

       0.02 %       0.02 %

Acquired fund fees and expenses2,3

       0.14 %       0.14 %

Total annual fund operating expenses

       0.65 %       0.90 %

Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement4

       0.05 %       0.05 %

Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement

       0.60 %       0.85 %

 

1

Management fees have been restated to reflect a reduction in management fees effective November 1, 2021.

2

Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the portfolio’s pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the portfolio’s prospectus.


3

Acquired fund fees and expenses have been restated for the current fiscal year.

4

The portfolio’s investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. (“TAM”), has contractually agreed, through May 1, 2023, to waive from its management fee an amount equal to the sub-advisory fee waiver by the portfolio’s sub-adviser. Contractual arrangements have also been made with TAM, through May 1, 2023 to waive fees and/or reimburse portfolio expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Initial Class shares and 0.80% for Service Class shares, excluding, as applicable, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the portfolio’s business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to May 1, 2023 without the Board of Trustees’ consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses for the class if the class’ total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the portfolio, in the class’ total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.

The “Example” table included in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. The Example does not reflect charges that are, or may be, imposed under your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract. If such charges were reflected, costs would be higher. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM’s agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 year      3 years      5 years      10 years  

Initial Class

   $ 61      $ 203      $ 357      $ 806  

Service Class

   $ 87      $ 282      $ 494      $ 1,103  

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The following information will be added alphabetically to the sub-section titled “Recent Management Fee Changes” under the heading “Shareholder Information - Investment Manager” in the Prospectus:

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP: Effective November 1, 2021, the management fee is 0.50% of the first $500 million; 0.49% over $500 million up to $1 billion; 0.4725% over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion; 0.465% over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion; 0.4525% over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion; and 0.44% in excess of $4.5 billion in average daily net assets. Prior to November 1, 2021, the management fee was 0.57% of the first $750 million; 0.56% over $750 million up to $1.5 billion; 0.54% over $1.5 billion up to $2.5 billion; 0.52% over $2.5 billion up to $3 billion; and 0.51% in excess of $3 billion in average daily net assets.

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP: Effective November 1, 2021, the management fee is 0.50% of the first $500 million; 0.49% over $500 million up to $1 billion; 0.4725% over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion; 0.465% over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion; 0.4525% over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion; and 0.44% in excess of $4.5 billion in average daily net assets. Prior to November 1, 2021, the management fee was 0.58% of the first $750 million; 0.57% over $750 million up to $1.5 billion; 0.55% over $1.5 billion up to $2.5 billion; 0.53% over $2.5 billion up to $3 billion; and 0.52% in excess of $3 billion in average daily net assets.

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

Effective November 1, 2021, the management fee is 0.50% of the first $500 million; 0.49% over $500 million up to $1 billion; 0.4725% over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion; 0.465% over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion; 0.4525% over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion; and 0.44% in excess of $4.5 billion in average daily net assets. Prior to November 1, 2021, the management fee was 0.58% of the first $50 million; 0.56% over $50 million up to $250 million; 0.54% over $250 million up to $1 billion; 0.52% over $1 billion up to $1.5 billion; 0.51% over $1.5 billion up to $2.5 billion and 0.50% in excess of $2.5 billion in average daily net assets.

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Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP will be renamed Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP and the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus concerning the portfolio:


PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES:

The portfolio’s principal investment strategies will be as follows:

Under normal circumstances, the portfolio’s sub-adviser, BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (the “sub-adviser”), seeks to achieve the portfolio’s objective by investing its assets primarily in a combination of underlying exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) advised by an affiliate of the sub-adviser.

The portfolio’s target allocation for long-term investments (the “Strategic Asset Allocation”) is approximately 50% in equity ETFs and approximately 50% in fixed income ETFs that are not money market funds (“fixed income ETFs”). The portfolio’s sub-adviser may periodically adjust the portfolio’s asset class allocations in accordance with its investment process and in an effort to appropriately position the portfolio to changing market environments. The sub-adviser may also allow the relative weighting of the portfolio’s investments within asset classes to vary from its Strategic Asset Allocation in response to market conditions, and may from time to time make tactical increases or decreases to the portfolio’s investment in a particular asset class beyond the Strategic Asset Allocation based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors. The portfolio’s equity exposure will generally range from 2.5% to 50% of its net assets under periods of normal market conditions.

The sub-adviser will seek to manage the portfolio’s volatility in an effort to stabilize performance. The sub-adviser will monitor the expected volatility of the portfolio on a daily basis. The sub-adviser will apply a volatility control framework that may cause the sub-adviser to respond to periods of higher than expected volatility by deviating from the Strategic Asset Allocation, allocating away from riskier asset classes such as equities, and increasing the portfolio’s exposure to cash and defensive assets in order to attempt to reduce volatility within the portfolio. The sub-adviser expects to allocate back to riskier assets away from defensive assets as volatility normalizes. The strategy is intended to result in lower volatility of the portfolio’s net asset value under negative market conditions.

The underlying ETFs have a variety of investment focuses. The underlying equity ETFs include ETFs that are based on large cap U.S. equity, small cap U.S. equity and international equity indexes. The underlying fixed income ETFs include ETFs that are based on broad, short, intermediate and long-term fixed income indexes, as well as high yield and floating rate bond indexes.

The portfolio may also invest in short-term defensive instruments (including Treasury bills, money market funds and cash).

The portfolio’s net asset value will fluctuate, and the fluctuations may be sizable.

* * *

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP will be renamed Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP and the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus concerning the portfolio:

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES:

The portfolio’s principal investment strategies will be as follows:

Under normal circumstances, the portfolio’s sub-adviser, BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (the “sub-adviser”), seeks to achieve the portfolio’s objective by investing its assets primarily in a combination of underlying exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) advised by an affiliate of the sub-adviser.

The portfolio’s target allocation for long-term investments (the “Strategic Asset Allocation”) is approximately 70% in equity ETFs and approximately 30% in fixed income ETFs that are not money market funds (“fixed income ETFs”). The portfolio’s sub-adviser may periodically adjust the portfolio’s asset class allocations in accordance with its investment process and in an effort to appropriately position the portfolio to changing market environments. The sub-adviser may also allow the relative weighting of the portfolio’s investments within asset classes to vary from its Strategic Asset Allocation in response to market conditions, and may from time to time make tactical increases or decreases to the portfolio’s investment in a particular asset class beyond the Strategic Asset Allocation based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors. The portfolio’s equity exposure will generally range from 3.5% to 70% of its net assets under periods of normal market conditions.

The sub-adviser will seek to manage the portfolio’s volatility in an effort to stabilize performance. The sub-adviser will monitor the expected volatility of the portfolio on a daily basis. The sub-adviser will apply a volatility control framework that may cause the sub-adviser to respond to periods of higher than expected volatility by deviating from the Strategic Asset Allocation, allocating away from riskier asset classes such as equities, and increasing the portfolio’s exposure to cash and defensive assets in order to attempt to reduce volatility within the portfolio. The sub-adviser expects to allocate back to riskier assets away from defensive assets as volatility normalizes. The strategy is intended to result in lower volatility of the portfolio’s net asset value under negative market conditions.

The underlying ETFs have a variety of investment focuses. The underlying equity ETFs include ETFs that are based on large cap U.S. equity, small cap U.S. equity and international equity indexes. The underlying fixed income ETFs include ETFs that are based on broad, short, intermediate and long-term fixed income indexes, as well as high yield and floating rate bond indexes.


The portfolio may also invest in short-term defensive instruments (including Treasury bills, money market funds and cash).

The portfolio’s net asset value will fluctuate, and the fluctuations may be sizable.

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP will be renamed Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP and the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus concerning the portfolio:

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES:

The portfolio’s principal investment strategies will be as follows:

Under normal circumstances, the portfolio’s sub-adviser, BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (the “sub-adviser”), seeks to achieve the portfolio’s objective by investing its assets primarily in a combination of underlying exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) advised by an affiliate of the sub-adviser.

The portfolio’s target allocation for long-term investments (the “Strategic Asset Allocation”) is approximately 35% in equity ETFs and approximately 65% in fixed income ETFs that are not money market funds (“fixed income ETFs”). The portfolio’s sub-adviser may periodically adjust the portfolio’s asset class allocations in accordance with its investment process and in an effort to appropriately position the portfolio to changing market environments. The sub-adviser may also allow the relative weighting of the portfolio’s investments within asset classes to vary from its Strategic Asset Allocation in response to market conditions, and may from time to time make tactical increases or decreases to the portfolio’s investment in a particular asset class beyond the Strategic Asset Allocation based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors.

The portfolio’s equity exposure will generally range from 20% to 50% of its net assets under periods of normal market conditions.

The sub-adviser will seek to manage the portfolio’s volatility in an effort to stabilize performance. The sub-adviser will monitor the expected volatility of the portfolio on a daily basis. The sub-adviser will apply a volatility control framework that may cause the sub-adviser to respond to periods of higher than expected volatility by deviating from the Strategic Asset Allocation, allocating away from riskier asset classes such as equities, and increasing the portfolio’s exposure to cash and defensive assets in order to attempt to reduce volatility within the portfolio. The sub-adviser expects to allocate back to riskier assets away from defensive assets as volatility normalizes. The strategy is intended to result in lower volatility of the portfolio’s net asset value under negative market conditions.

The underlying ETFs have a variety of investment focuses. The underlying equity ETFs include ETFs that are based on large cap U.S. equity, small cap U.S. equity and international equity indexes. The underlying fixed income ETFs include ETFs that are based on broad, short, intermediate and long-term fixed income indexes, as well as high yield and floating rate bond indexes.

The portfolio may also invest in short-term defensive instruments (including Treasury bills, money market funds and cash).

The portfolio’s net asset value will fluctuate, and the fluctuations may be sizable.

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP will be renamed Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP and the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus concerning the portfolio:

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES:

The portfolio’s principal investment strategies will be as follows:

Under normal circumstances, the portfolio’s sub-adviser, BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (the “sub-adviser”), seeks to achieve the portfolio’s objective by investing its assets primarily in a combination of underlying exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) advised by an affiliate of the sub-adviser.

The portfolio’s target allocation for long-term investments (the “Strategic Asset Allocation”) is approximately 70% in equity ETFs and approximately 30% in fixed income ETFs that are not money market funds (“fixed income ETFs”). The portfolio’s sub-adviser may periodically adjust the portfolio’s asset class allocations in accordance with its investment process and in an effort to appropriately position the portfolio to changing market environments. The sub-adviser may also allow the relative


weighting of the portfolio’s investments within asset classes to vary from its Strategic Asset Allocation in response to market conditions, and may from time to time make tactical increases or decreases to the portfolio’s investment in a particular asset class beyond the Strategic Asset Allocation based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors. The portfolio’s equity exposure will generally range from 30% to 95% of its net assets under periods of normal market conditions.

The sub-adviser will seek to manage the portfolio’s volatility in an effort to stabilize performance. The sub-adviser will monitor the expected volatility of the portfolio on a daily basis. The sub-adviser will apply a volatility control framework that may cause the sub-adviser to respond to periods of higher than expected volatility by deviating from the Strategic Asset Allocation, allocating away from riskier asset classes such as equities, and increasing the portfolio’s exposure to cash and defensive assets in order to attempt to reduce volatility within the portfolio. The sub-adviser expects to allocate back to riskier assets away from defensive assets as volatility normalizes. The strategy is intended to result in lower volatility of the portfolio’s net asset value under negative market conditions.

The underlying ETFs have a variety of investment focuses. The underlying equity ETFs include ETFs that are based on large cap U.S. equity, small cap U.S. equity and international equity indexes. The underlying fixed income ETFs include ETFs that are based on broad, short, intermediate and long-term fixed income indexes, as well as high yield and floating rate bond indexes.

The portfolio may also invest in short-term defensive instruments (including Treasury bills, money market funds and cash).

The portfolio’s net asset value will fluctuate, and the fluctuations may be sizable.

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP will be renamed Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP and the following information will supplement and supersede any contrary information contained in the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus concerning the portfolio:

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES:

The portfolio’s principal investment strategies will be as follows:

Under normal circumstances, the portfolio’s sub-adviser, BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (the “sub-adviser”), seeks to achieve the portfolio’s objective by investing its assets primarily in a combination of underlying exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) advised by an affiliate of the sub-adviser.

The portfolio’s target allocation for long-term investments (the “Strategic Asset Allocation”) is approximately 50% in equity ETFs and approximately 50% in fixed income ETFs that are not money market funds (“fixed income ETFs”). The portfolio’s sub-adviser may periodically adjust the portfolio’s asset class allocations in accordance with its investment process and in an effort to appropriately position the portfolio to changing market environments. The sub-adviser may also allow the relative weighting of the portfolio’s investments within asset classes to vary from its Strategic Asset Allocation in response to market conditions, and may from time to time make tactical increases or decreases to the portfolio’s investment in a particular asset class beyond the Strategic Asset Allocation based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors. The portfolio’s equity exposure will generally range from 25% to 70% of its net assets under periods of normal market conditions.

The sub-adviser will seek to manage the portfolio’s volatility in an effort to stabilize performance. The sub-adviser will monitor the expected volatility of the portfolio on a daily basis. The sub-adviser will apply a volatility control framework that may cause the sub-adviser to respond to periods of higher than expected volatility by deviating from the Strategic Asset Allocation, allocating away from riskier asset classes such as equities, and increasing the portfolio’s exposure to cash and defensive assets in order to attempt to reduce volatility within the portfolio. The sub-adviser expects to allocate back to riskier assets away from defensive assets as volatility normalizes. The strategy is intended to result in lower volatility of the portfolio’s net asset value under negative market conditions.

The underlying ETFs have a variety of investment focuses. The underlying equity ETFs include ETFs that are based on large cap U.S. equity, small cap U.S. equity and international equity indexes. The underlying fixed income ETFs include ETFs that are based on broad, short, intermediate and long-term fixed income indexes, as well as high yield and floating rate bond indexes.

The portfolio may also invest in short-term defensive instruments (including Treasury bills, money market funds and cash).

The portfolio’s net asset value will fluctuate, and the fluctuations may be sizable.

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Transamerica Legg Mason Dynamic Allocation – Growth VP


The “Dynamic Risk Management” and “Event Risk Management” risks are deleted from the “Principal Risks” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectuses relating to each of the above portfolios.

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Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica QS Investors Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

The “Dynamic Risk Management” risk is deleted from the “Principal Risks” section of the Prospectus and Summary Prospectuses relating to each of the above portfolios.

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The “Dynamic Risk Management” and “Event Risk Management” risks are deleted from the “More on the Risks of Investing in Each Portfolio” section of the Prospectus:

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SUB-ADVISER:

The portfolios’ sub-adviser will be as follows:

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC, a wholly-owned and indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc., has been registered as an investment adviser since 1988. As of December 31, 2020, BlackRock, Inc. had approximately $8.68 trillion in total assets under management. BlackRock Investment Management, LLC’s principal business address is 1 University Square Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540-6455.

PORTFOLIO MANAGER:

Each portfolio’s portfolio managers will be as follows:

 

Name

 

Sub-Adviser

 

Positions Over Past Five Years

Philip Green

  BlackRock Investment Management, LLC   Portfolio Manager of the portfolio since 2021; Portfolio Manager with BlackRock Investment Management, Inc. since 1999; Managing Director; Member of the BlackRock Portfolio Management Group (PMG) Asset Allocation Team

Michael Pensky

  BlackRock Investment Management, LLC   Portfolio Manager of the portfolio since 2021; Portfolio Manager with BlackRock Investment Management, Inc. since 2015; Managing Director; Member of the BlackRock Portfolio Management Group (PMG) Asset Allocation Team

MANAGEMENT FEES:

The following information revises the corresponding information appearing in the table contained in the “Investment Manager Compensation” sub-section of the Statement of Additional Information under the heading “Investment Management and Other Services – The Investment Manager” for each of the portfolios:

 

Portfolio Name

  

Percentage of Average Daily Net Assets

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

  

First $500 million 0.50%

Over $500 million up to $1 billion 0.49%

Over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion 0.4725%

Over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion 0.465%

Over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion 0.4525%

In excess of $4.5 billion 0.44%

SUB-ADVISORY FEES:

The following information revises the corresponding information appearing in the table contained in the “Sub-Advisory Fees” sub-section of the Statement of Additional Information under the heading “Investment Management and Other Services – Sub-Advisers” for each of the portfolios:


Portfolio

  

Sub-Adviser

  

Sub-Advisory Fees

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

   BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (5), (10)   

First $500 million 0.06%

Over $500 million up to $1 billion 0.055%

Over $1 billion up to $2.5 billion 0.05%

Over $2.5 billion up to $3.5 billion 0.045%

Over $3.5 billion up to $4.5 billion 0.0425%

In excess of $4.5 billion 0.04%

 

(5)

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC has agreed to waive its sub-advisory fee for each portfolio for so long as each portfolio invests all or substantially all (meaning 80% or more) of its net assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents) in the underlying ETFs sponsored or advised by BlackRock Investment Management, LLC or its affiliates.

(10) 

The average daily net assets for the purpose of calculating sub-advisory fees will be determined on a combined basis with Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP, Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP, Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP, Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP, and Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP.

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BENCHMARKS:

The portfolios’ benchmarks will be as follows:

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

Primary benchmark: S&P 500®

Secondary benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index

Blended benchmark: Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP Blended Benchmark (consists of S&P 500® Index (35%); Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (25%); Bloomberg Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Index (25%); and MSCI EAFE Index (15%))

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Primary benchmark: S&P 500®

Secondary benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index

Blended benchmark: Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP Blended Benchmark (consists of S&P 500® Index (50%); Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (15%); Bloomberg Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Index (15%); and MSCI EAFE Index (20%))

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

Primary benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index

Secondary benchmark: Russell 3000® Index

Blended benchmark: Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP Blended Benchmark (consists of S&P 500® Index (20%); MSCI EAFE Index (11%); Russell 2000® Index (4%); Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (47%); and Bloomberg Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Index (18%))

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

Primary benchmark: Russell 3000® Index

Secondary benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index

Blended benchmark: Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP Blended Benchmark (consists of S&P 500® Index (43%); MSCI EAFE Index (20%); Russell 2000® Index (7%); Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (20%); and Bloomberg Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Index (10%))

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

Primary benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index

Secondary benchmark: Russell 3000® Index

Blended benchmark: Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP Blended Benchmark (consists of S&P 500® Index (30%); MSCI EAFE Index (15%); Russell 2000® Index (5%); Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index (35%); and Bloomberg Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Index (15%))

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EXPENSE LIMITATION:

Effective as of November 1, 2021, the “Expense Cap” table under the heading “Investment Management and Other Services – Expense Limitation” in the Statement of Additional Information will be revised as described below:

 

Portfolio Name

   Expense Cap
Initial Class
  Expense Cap
Service Class
  Expiration Date of
Expense Cap

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Balanced VP

       0.55 %       0.80 %       May 1, 2023

0.55%Transamerica BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

       0.55 %       0.80 %       May 1, 2023

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Conservative VP

       0.55 %       0.80 %       May 1, 2023

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate Growth VP

       0.55 %       0.80 %       May 1, 2023

Transamerica BlackRock iShares Active Asset Allocation – Moderate VP

       0.55 %       0.80 %       May 1, 2023

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Investors Should Retain this Supplement for Future Reference

June 23, 2021



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