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Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund February 2016 Update

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - Below is the February 2016 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

   
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: USA February 29, 2016
   
Investment Approach
 
Fund Style: Large-Cap Core
 
Fund Strategy: Combines three value-style and two growth-style
investment managers. Those selected demonstrate a consistent
investment philosophy, decision making process, continuity of key
people and above-average long-term results compared to managers
with similar styles.
 
Investment Managers:
Value Managers:
Aristotle Capitol Management, LLC
Delaware Investments
Pzena Investment Management, LLC
 
Growth Managers:
Cornerstone Capital Management LLC
TCW Investment Management Company
 
           
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End      
    (27.9% of equity portfolio)      
    (Rank from previous month)      
1   Alphabet, Inc., Class A & C (1)   2.7%  
2   Facebook, Inc., Class A (2)   2.0%  
3   Salesforce.com, Inc. (6)   1.8%  
4   The Home Depot, Inc. (4)   1.7%  
5   Amazon.com, Inc. (5)   1.7%  
6   Microsoft Corp. (3)   1.6%  
7   Halliburton Co. (11)   1.4%  
8   CVS Health Corp. (10)   1.4%  
9   Chubb Ltd. (9)   1.4%  
10   Visa, Inc., Class A (8)   1.2%  
11   Intel Corp. (7)   1.2%  
12   Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (14)   1.2%  
13   Mondelez International, Inc., Class A (13)   1.1%  
14   Oracle Corp. (16)   1.1%  
15   American Tower Corp. (15)   1.1%  
16   Bank of America Corp. (12)   1.1%  
17   Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (17)   1.1%  
18   Mobileye NV (24)   1.1%  
19   Baxter International, Inc. (19)   1.0%  
20   First Republic Bank (18)   1.0%  
    Holdings are subject to change.      
           
       
Monthly Performance  
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.60 $4.73 15.5%
Distributions - -  
End of month value $5.51 $4.58 16.9%
Performance for month -1.61% -3.17%  
Performance year-to-date -8.47% -12.11%  
   
The net asset value (NAV) of a closed-end fund is the market value of the underlying investments (i.e., stocks and bonds) in the Fund's portfolio, minus liabilities, divided by the total number of Fund shares outstanding. However, the Fund also has a market price; the value at which it trades on an exchange. If the market price is above the NAV the Fund is trading at a premium. If the market price is below the NAV the Fund is trading at a discount.
 
Performance returns for the Fund are total returns, which includes dividends, and are net of management fees and other Fund expenses. Returns are calculated assuming that a shareholder reinvested all distributions. Past performance cannot predict future investment results.
 
Performance will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown. Performance information shown does not reflect the deduction of taxes that shareholders would pay on Fund distributions or the sale of Fund shares. Shareholders must be willing to tolerate significant fluctuations in the value of their investment. An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal.
 
Sources of distributions to shareholders may include ordinary dividends, long-term capital gains and return of capital. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. If a distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the fund provides a Section 19(a) notice of the best estimate of its distribution sources at that time, available at http://www.all-starfunds.com/. These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year's distributions) contained in shareholders' 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.
 
 
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)      
Total $1,022.9    
Equities $1,017.6    
Percent Invested 99.5%    
       
       
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*      
  Information Technology   20.4%  
  Financials   19.4%  
  Health Care   16.9%  
  Consumer Discretionary   14.2%  
  Consumer Staples   8.4%  
  Industrials   7.9%  
  Energy   7.8%  
  Utilities   1.8%  
  Materials   1.7%  
  Telecommunication Services   1.5%  
  Total Market Value   100.0%  
  *Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  
     
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated
Microchip Technology, Inc.   Ecolab, Inc.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.   Humana, Inc.
VF Corp.   IAC/InterActiveCorp
    LinkedIn Corp., Class A
    Tiffany & Co.

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
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