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

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2012) - Below is the October 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

 
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: USA October 12
   
   
Monthly Performance  
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.38 $4.83 10.2%
Distributions (Ex-Date October 31) $0.08 $0.08  
End of month value $5.21 $4.64 10.9%
Performance for month -1.67% -2.28%  
Performance year-to-date 11.16% 17.68%  
Past performance cannot predict future results      
 
       
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)    
Total $958.2    
Equities $955.2    
Percent Invested 99.7%    
       
           
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End      
    (31.3% of equity portfolio)      
    (Rank from previous month)      
1   Apple, Inc. (1)   3.2%  
2   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2)   2.6%  
3   QUALCOMM, Inc. (3)   2.1%  
4   Google, Inc., Class A (4)   1.9%  
5   Citigroup, Inc. (10)   1.7%  
6   Schlumberger Ltd. (5)   1.7%  
7   ACE Ltd. (8)   1.6%  
8   Wells Fargo & Co. (9)   1.5%  
9   SunTrust Banks, Inc. (7)   1.5%  
10   State Street Corp. (11)   1.4%  
11   MetLife, Inc. (19)   1.4%  
12   Devon Energy Corp. (13)   1.3%  
13   The Allstate Corp. (6)   1.3%  
14   Chesapeake Energy Corp. (17)   1.2%  
15   Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (14)   1.2%  
16   TE Connectivity Ltd. (12)   1.2%  
17   Visa, Inc., Class A (16)   1.2%  
18   Arch Coal, Inc. (30)   1.1%  
19   NVR, Inc. (22)   1.1%  
20   Cisco Systems, Inc. (15)   1.1%  
    Holdings are subject to change.      
           
       
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*  
    Financials   22.8%  
    Information Technology   21.8%  
    Energy   15.0%  
    Consumer Discretionary   12.1%  
    Health Care   9.7%  
    Industrials   7.3%  
    Consumer Staples   5.5%  
    Materials   3.1%  
    Telecommunication Services   1.6%  
    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
  NIKE, Inc., Class B     Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
  Realogy Holdings Corp.     Monster Beverage Corp.
         
Contact:
Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com
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