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

BOSTON, MA, May 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Below is the April 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund. USA -0.01%

        
        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                                   -          -
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        End of month value                            $5.58      $4.90       12.2%
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Performance for month                        -1.24%     -0.61%
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Performance year-to-date                     13.45%     18.00%
        ============================================================================
        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%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
         7 ACE Ltd. (11)                                          1.5%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
         8 The Allstate Corp. (10)                                1.4%
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         9 Staples, Inc. (9)                                      1.4%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        10 State Street Corp. (12)                                1.4%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        11 Dell, Inc. (8)                                         1.3%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        12 Citigroup, Inc. (23)                                   1.3%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        13 Salesforce.com, Inc. (13)                              1.3%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        14 SunTrust Banks, Inc. (14)                              1.3%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        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%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        20 American Tower Corp., Class A (20)                     1.0%
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           Holdings are subject to change.
        
        
        Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Information Technology                               24.1%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Financials                                           21.5%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Energy                                               14.7%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Consumer Discretionary                               12.0%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Health Care                                          8.0%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Industrials                                          7.7%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Consumer Staples                                     6.1%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Materials                                            2.9%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Telecommunication Services                           1.6%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Utilities                                            1.4%
        --------------------------------------------------------------
           Total Market Value                                  100.0%
        ==============================================================
        *Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry
        Classification Standard (GICS).
        
        
        New Holdings                           Holdings Liquidated
        -------------------------------------  -------------------------------------
          Becton, Dickinson and Co.              Brown & Brown, Inc.
          CBS Corp., Class B                     Express Scripts Holding Co.
          Illumina, Inc.                         LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
                                                 Rexnord Corp.
        
        
        



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