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Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund January 2019 Monthly Update

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BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Below is the January 2019 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund  Monthly Update  
  Ticker: USA  January, 2019  
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 Capital Management, LLC    
Macquarie Investment Management    
Pzena Investment Management, LLC    
Growth Managers:    
Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP    
TCW Investment Management Company    
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End      
  (30.6% of equity portfolio)    
1 Amazon.com, Inc. 2.3%      
2 Adobe, Inc. 2.2%      
3 Visa, Inc. 2.1%      
4 Alphabet, Inc. 2.1%      
5 salesforce.com, Inc. 1.9%      
6 Mondelez International, Inc. 1.8%      
7 Facebook, Inc. 1.7%      
8 Microsoft Corp. 1.6%      
9 Abbott Laboratories 1.5%      
10 PayPal Holdings, Inc. 1.4%      
11 Equinix, Inc. 1.3%      
12 Bank of America Corp. 1.3%      
13 Halliburton Co. 1.3%      
14 American International Group, Inc. 1.3%      
15 Oracle Corp. 1.2%      
16 Lowe's Cos., Inc. 1.2%      
17 Home Depot, Inc. 1.2%      
18 Booking Holdings, Inc. 1.1%      
19 Capital One Financial Corp. 1.1%      
20 American Tower Corp. 1.0%      
  Holdings are subject to change.    

Monthly Performance    
Performance NAV Market Price Discount  
Beginning of month value $5.89 $5.38 -8.7%  
Distributions (Ex-Date January 24) $0.15 $0.15    
End of month value $6.27 $5.90 -5.9%  
Performance for month 9.16% 12.45%    
Performance year-to-date 9.16% 12.45%    
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)      
Total $1,259.0      
Equities $1,262.6      
Percent Invested 100.3%      
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*        
Information Technology   20.6%    
Financials   16.1%    
Health Care   15.9%    
Consumer Discretionary   12.6%    
Communication Services   7.5%    
Industrials   7.2%    
Consumer Staples   6.0%    
Energy   5.9%    
Real Estate   3.7%    
Materials   3.0%    
Utilities   1.5%    
Total Market Value   100.0%    
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).        
New Holdings     Holdings Liquidated  
Broadcom Ltd.   AbbVie, Inc.  
Tyson Foods, Inc.     Celgene Corp.  

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 final determination of the source of all distributions in 2019 for tax reporting purposes will be made after year end.   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. These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year’s distributions) contained in shareholder 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.

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