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

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2012) - Below is the September 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: USA September 12
   
Monthly Performance    
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount
  Beginning of month value   $5.24   $4.73   9.7%
  Distributions   -   -    
  End of month value   $5.38   $4.83   10.2%
  Performance for month   2.67%   2.11%    
  Performance year-to-date   13.05%   20.42%    
Past performance cannot predict future results        
         
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
  Total $990.0
  Equities $973.7
  Percent Invested 98.4%
     
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
    (30.7% of equity portfolio)  
      (Rank from previous month)  
1   Apple, Inc. (1) 3.4%
2   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2) 2.4%
3   QUALCOMM, Inc. (3) 2.2%
4   Google, Inc., Class A (4) 2.1%
5   Schlumberger Ltd. (7) 1.6%
6   The Allstate Corp. (8) 1.5%
7   SunTrust Banks, Inc. (9) 1.5%
8   ACE Ltd. (6) 1.5%
9   Wells Fargo & Co. (5) 1.5%
10   Citigroup, Inc. (10) 1.5%
11   State Street Corp. (12) 1.3%
12   TE Connectivity Ltd. (11) 1.2%
13   Devon Energy Corp. (18) 1.2%
14   Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (15) 1.2%
15   Cisco Systems, Inc. (13) 1.2%
16   Visa, Inc., Class A (16) 1.1%
17   Chesapeake Energy Corp. (14) 1.1%
18   American Tower Corp., Class A (17) 1.1%
19   MetLife, Inc. (20) 1.1%
20   Baidu, Inc. (24) 1.0%
    Holdings are subject to change.  
       
 
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
  Information Technology 23.2%
  Financials 21.8%
  Energy 14.2%
  Consumer Discretionary 12.3%
  Health Care 9.8%
  Industrials 7.2%
  Consumer Staples 5.7%
  Materials 3.0%
  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
  Camden Property Trust   Avon Products, Inc.
  Capital One Financial Corp.   Coach, Inc.
  Kellogg Co.   Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
  The Sherwin-Williams Co.   Texas Instruments, Inc.
   
Contact:
Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com

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