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

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire -05/14/12)- Below is the April 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (USA)

 
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: USA April 12


Monthly Performance
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Performance NAV Market Price Discount
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Beginning of month value $5.65 $4.93 12.7%
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Distributions - -
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End of month value $5.58 $4.90 12.2%
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Performance for month -1.24% -0.61%
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Performance year-to-date 13.45% 18.00%
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Past performance cannot predict future results


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
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Total $1,018.8
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Equities $1,003.2
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Percent Invested 98.5%
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Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
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(30.7% of equity portfolio)
(Rank from previous month)
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1 Apple, Inc. (1) 3.6%
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2 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2) 2.4%
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3 QUALCOMM, Inc. (3) 2.0%
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4 Google, Inc., Class A (5) 1.8%
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5 Wells Fargo & Co. (4) 1.6%
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6 Exxon Mobil Corp. (6) 1.6%
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7 ACE Ltd. (11) 1.5%
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8 The Allstate Corp. (10) 1.4%
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9 Staples, Inc. (9) 1.4%
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10 State Street Corp. (12) 1.4%
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11 Dell, Inc. (8) 1.3%
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12 Citigroup, Inc. (23) 1.3%
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13 Salesforce.com, Inc. (13) 1.3%
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14 SunTrust Banks, Inc. (14) 1.3%
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15 TE Connectivity Ltd. (16) 1.2%
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16 Cisco Systems, Inc. (7) 1.2%
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17 Microsoft Corp. (15) 1.2%
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18 Hewlett-Packard Co. (18) 1.1%
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19 Visa, Inc., Class A (19) 1.1%
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20 American Tower Corp., Class A (20) 1.0%
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Holdings are subject to change.


Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
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Information Technology 24.1%
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Financials 21.5%
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Energy 14.7%
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Consumer Discretionary 12.0%
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Health Care 8.0%
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Industrials 7.7%
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Consumer Staples 6.1%
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Materials 2.9%
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Telecommunication Services 1.6%
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Utilities 1.4%
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Total Market Value 100.0%
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*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry
Classification Standard (GICS).


New Holdings Holdings Liquidated
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Becton, Dickinson and Co.     Brown & Brown, Inc.
CBS Corp., Class B Express Scripts Holding Co.
Illumina, Inc.     LyondellBasell Industries N.V.     Rexnord Corp.

Contact:
Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com

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