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Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. April 2019 Monthly Update

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BOSTON, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Below is the April 2019 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)                                                            

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc.                                   
Ticker: ASG
Monthly Update, April, 2019
Investment Approach:                                 
Fund Style: All-Cap Growth                                     
Fund Strategy: Combines three growth style investment managers, each with a distinct capitalization focus (small-, mid- and large-cap) selected and continuously monitored by the Fund’s Investment Advisor.

Investment Managers:
  Weatherbie Capital, LLC  
  Small-Cap Growth  
  Congress Asset Management Company, LLP   
  Mid-Cap Growth  
  Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP  
  Large-Cap Growth  
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
  (29.4% of equity portfolio)  
FirstService Corp. 2.0%
2 HEICO Corp. 1.9%
3 Chegg, Inc.  1.8%
4 Paylocity Holding Corp.  1.7%
5 Planet Fitness, Inc.  1.5%
6 Microsoft Corp. 1.5%
7 Visa, Inc.  1.5%
8 Ecolab, Inc. 1.4%
9 Autodesk, Inc.  1.4%
10 Yum! Brands, Inc.  1.4%
11 Equinix, Inc.  1.4%
12 salesforce.com, Inc.  1.4%
13 Trade Desk, Inc. 1.4%
14 Alphabet, Inc.  1.4%
15 Amazon.com, Inc.  1.4%
16 Walt Disney Co. 1.4%
17 Abbott Laboratories 1.3%
18 Nevro Corp. 1.2%
19 Everbridge, Inc.  1.2%
20 FleetCor Technologies, Inc. 1.2%
Holdings are subject to change. 

Monthly Performance:                                

Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.90   $5.56   -5.8%
Distributions (Ex-Date April 25) $0.12   $0.12    
End of month value $5.97   $5.74   -3.9%
Performance for month 3.30%   5.40%    
Performance year-to-date 25.72%   36.02%    


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions) 
Total $222.8
Equities $221.3
Percent Invested 99.3%
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
Information Technology 30.6%
Consumer Discretionary 19.0%
Health Care 18.0%
Industrials 13.2%
Consumer Staples 4.4%
Communication Services 4.4%
Real Estate  3.5%
Materials  3.4%
Financials 3.2%
Energy 0.3%
Total Market Value 100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 

New Holdings                       
Danaher Corp.
Telaria, Inc.

Holdings Liquidated
Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
WageWorks, Inc.

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. Based on current estimates no portion of the distributions consist of a return of capital. 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.

All data is as of April 30, 2019 unless otherwise noted.                                           
Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc.

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