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Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. July 2012 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire -08/09/12)- Below is the July 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (ASG)

  Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update Ticker: ASG July 12 Monthly Performance ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Performance NAV Market Price Discount ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beginning of month value $4.33 $3.99 7.9% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Distributions - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- End of month value $4.34 $3.91 9.9% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Performance for month 0.23% -2.01% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Performance year-to-date 5.59% 6.12% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net Assets at Month-End ($millions) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total $97.9 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Equities $95.3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Percent Invested 97.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Top 20 Holdings at Month-End ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (34.5% of equity portfolio) (Rank from previous month) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Apple, Inc. (1) 3.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 ACE Ltd. (3) 2.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Salesforce.com, Inc. (2) 2.1% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Oceaneering International, Inc. (6) 2.1% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 American Tower Corp., Class A (5) 2.0% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 QUALCOMM, Inc. (7) 2.0% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 IHS, Inc., Class A (8) 1.8% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 ARM Holdings PLC (10) 1.8% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Core Laboratories N.V. (9) 1.8% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (4) 1.7% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 Fastenal Co. (11) 1.7% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 Signature Bank (16) 1.5% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (12) 1.4% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 Occidental Petroleum Corp. (14) 1.4% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 Baidu, Inc. (20) 1.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 Google, Inc., Class A (21) 1.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Liquidity Services, Inc. (19) 1.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 Schlumberger Ltd. (25) 1.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 Cerner Corp. (15) 1.2% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 LKQ Corp. (26) 1.2% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holdings are subject to change. Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)* --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information Technology 30.9% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Industrials 14.4% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Consumer Discretionary 13.4% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Health Care 12.7% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financials 10.2% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Energy 9.1% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Consumer Staples 3.4% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Materials 2.9% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Telecommunication Services 2.4% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Utilities 0.6% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Market Value 100.0% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). New Holdings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Equinix, Inc. Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Stamps.com, Inc. Verisk Analytics, Inc., Class A Holdings Liquidated ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLIR Systems, Inc. Green Dot Corp., Class A