SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

March 13, 2012 12:18 ET

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund February 2012 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - 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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