SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

May 15, 2015 10:29 ET

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. April 2015 Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Below is the April 2015 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update
    Ticker: ASG April, 2015
   
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 | Matthew A. Weatherbie, CFA TCW Investment Management Company
Mid-Cap Growth | Chang Lee and Mike Olson, CFA
Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP
Large-Cap Growth | George Fraise, Robert Rohn & Gordon Marchand, CFA
 
       
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
    (31.1% of equity portfolio)  
    (Rank from previous month)  
1   Cerner Corp. (1) 2.5%
2   Signature Bank (3) 1.9%
3   Lowe's Cos., Inc. (2) 1.9%
4   Middleby Corp. (4) 1.7%
5   Amgen, Inc. (5) 1.6%
6   BofI Holding, Inc. (6) 1.6%
7   Visa, Inc., Class A (7) 1.6%
8   Starbucks Corp. (8) 1.5%
9   priceline.com, Inc. (22) 1.5%
10   The Walt Disney Co. (11) 1.5%
11   Google, Inc., Class C (9) 1.4%
12   Schlumberger Ltd. (18) 1.4%
13   Core Laboratories N.V. (41) 1.4%
14   Ecolab, Inc. (10) 1.4%
15   Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (12) 1.4%
16   Equinix, Inc. (17) 1.4%
17   American Express Co. (13) 1.4%
18   ExamWorks Group, Inc. (14) 1.4%
19   Mondelez International, Inc., Class A (16) 1.3%
20   State Street Corp. (21) 1.3%
    Holdings are subject to change.  
       
Monthly Performance  
  Performance NAV Market Price Discount
  Beginning of month value $5.85 $5.22 10.8%
  Distributions (Ex-Date April 29) $0.12 $0.12  
  End of month value $5.69 $5.11 10.2%
  Performance for month -0.45% 0.19%  
  Performance year-to-date 3.91% 2.91%  
       

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.

Returns for the Fund are total returns, which includes dividends, and are net of management fees and other Fund Expenses. The Fund's performance is 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 the remainder of 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 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 $138.8      
  Equities $138.3      
  Percent Invested 99.6%      
         
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*        
  Information Technology   22.6%    
  Consumer Discretionary   17.6%    
  Financials   14.7%    
  Industrials   13.9%    
  Health Care   13.5%    
  Consumer Staples   10.7%    
  Energy   3.8%    
  Materials   2.4%    
  Telecommunication Services   0.8%    
Total Market Value   100.0%    
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).        
         
New Holdings     Holdings Liquidated  
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.     Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.     Envestnet, Inc.  
Etsy, Inc.        
The Habit Restaurants, Inc.        
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc.        
         

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