Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund August 2012 Monthly Update

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Below is the August 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

             
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund        Monthly Update
Ticker: USA        August 12
             
             
             
             
Monthly Performance    
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount
Beginning of month value   $5.13   $4.61   10.1%
Distributions (Ex-Date August 1)   $0.08   $0.08    
End of month value   $5.24   $4.73   9.7%
Performance for month   3.70%   4.34%    
Performance year-to-date   9.90%   17.93%    
Past performance cannot predict future results        
 
             
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)        
Total   $956.9        
Equities   $948.4        
Percent Invested   99.1%        
             
             
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End    
    (31.2% of equity portfolio)    
    (Rank from previous month)    
1   Apple, Inc. (1)   4.2%
2   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2)   2.3%
3   QUALCOMM, Inc. (3)   2.2%
4   Google, Inc., Class A (4)   2.0%
5   Wells Fargo & Co. (5)   1.5%
6   ACE Ltd. (6)   1.5%
7   Schlumberger Ltd. (7)   1.5%
8   The Allstate Corp. (8)   1.5%
9   SunTrust Banks, Inc. (9)   1.4%
10   Citigroup, Inc. (10)   1.4%
11   TE Connectivity Ltd. (13)   1.3%
12   State Street Corp. (11)   1.3%
13   Cisco Systems, Inc. (19)   1.2%
14   Chesapeake Energy Corp. (14)   1.2%
15   Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (34)   1.2%
16   Visa, Inc., Class A (16)   1.1%
17   American Tower Corp., Class A (15)   1.1%
18   Devon Energy Corp. (22)   1.1%
19   Microsoft Corp. (20)   1.1%
20   MetLife, Inc. (25)   1.1%
    Holdings are subject to change.    
         
         
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
Information Technology   24.4%
Financials   21.1%
Energy   14.0%
Consumer Discretionary   12.0%
Health Care   9.6%
Industrials   8.1%
Consumer Staples   5.2%
Materials   2.8%
Telecommunication Services   1.7%
Utilities   1.1%
Total Market Value   100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
     
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated - None
  KeyCorp    
  Monster Beverage Corp.    
  Starbucks Corp.    
  WPX Energy, Inc.    
Contact:
Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com
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