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

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/12 -- Below is the February 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund                                  Monthly Update
Ticker: USA                                                      February 12

Monthly Performance
Performance                                     NAV    Market Price Discount
  Beginning of month value                       $5.31     $4.64      12.6%
  Distributions (Ex-Date February 22)            $0.08     $0.08
  End of month value                             $5.50     $4.84      12.0%
  Performance for month                          5.08%     6.03%
  Performance year-to-date                      11.82%    16.59%
Past performance cannot predict future results

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
  Total                                       $1,003.9
  Equities                                      $997.2
  Percent Invested                               99.3%

Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
   (30.8% of equity portfolio)
   (Rank from previous month)
 1 Apple, Inc. (1)                                    3.5%
 2 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2)                           2.2%
 3 QUALCOMM, Inc. (3)                                 2.0%
 4 Cisco Systems, Inc. (4)                            1.9%
 5 Wells Fargo & Co. (5)                              1.9%
 6 Google, Inc., Class A (7)                          1.8%
 7 Exxon Mobil Corp. (9)                              1.7%
 8 Dell, Inc. (6)                                     1.6%
 9 The Allstate Corp. (11)                            1.4%
10 ACE Ltd. (8)                                       1.4%
11 BP PLC (10)                                        1.3%
12 Staples, Inc. (12)                                 1.3%
13 Microsoft Corp. (13)                               1.2%
14 Salesforce.com, Inc. (24)                          1.2%
15 SunTrust Banks, Inc. (14)                          1.2%
16 State Street Corp. (17)                            1.1%
17 Tyco Electronics Ltd. (21)                         1.1%
18 Abbott Laboratories (64)                           1.0%
19 Visa, Inc., Class A (20)                           1.0%
20 Schlumberger Ltd. (19)                             1.0%
   Holdings are subject to change.

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
  Information Technology                             25.1%
  Financials                                         20.0%
  Energy                                             15.1%
  Consumer Discretionary                             10.5%
  Health Care                                         8.6%
  Industrials                                         7.7%
  Consumer Staples                                    6.4%
  Materials                                           3.6%
  Utilities                                           1.6%
  Telecommunication Services                          1.4%
  Total Market Value                                100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry
 Classification Standard (GICS).

New Holdings                           Holdings Liquidated
  Genworth Financial, Inc., Class A      Analog Devices, Inc.
  Invesco Ltd.                           Express Scripts, Inc.
  Johnson & Johnson                      Lincoln National Corp.
  Joy Global, Inc.                       Micron Technology, Inc.
  PepsiCo, Inc.                          Myriad Genetics, Inc.
  Textron, Inc.                          Sprint Nextel Corp.
                                         Terex Corp.

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