SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

June 17, 2013 14:12 ET

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. May 2013 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Below is the May 2013 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

   
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: ASG May, 2013
   

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:      
M.A. Weatherbie & Company, Inc.
Small-Cap Growth | Matthew A. Weatherbie, CFA TCW
Investment Management Company  Mid-Cap Growth | Chang Lee and Mike Olson, CFA
Large-Cap Growth | Craig C. Blum, CFA       

           
           
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End      
    (32.9% of equity portfolio)      
    (Rank from previous month)      
1   ACE Ltd. (1)   2.4%  
2   Salesforce.com, Inc. (5)   2.0%  
3   Oceaneering International, Inc. (2)   1.9%  
4   Fastenal Co. (6)   1.9%  
5   Cerner Corp. (9)   1.8%  
6   QUALCOMM, Inc. (8)   1.7%  
7   Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (10)   1.7%  
8   ARM Holdings PLC (4)   1.7%  
9   LinkedIn Corp., Class A (3)   1.6%  
10   Under Armour, Inc., Class A (11)   1.6%  
11   Google, Inc., Class A (13)   1.6%  
12   American Tower Corp. (7)   1.6%  
13   BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (18)   1.5%  
14   Amazon.com, Inc. (20)   1.5%  
15   Signature Bank (15)   1.5%  
16   Starbucks Corp. (14)   1.4%  
17   Core Laboratories N.V. (12)   1.4%  
18   Visa, Inc., Class A (17)   1.4%  
19   Splunk, Inc. (36)   1.4%  
20   Precision Castparts Corp. (24)   1.3%  
    Holdings are subject to change.      
           
           
       
       
Monthly Performance      
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $4.92 $4.45 9.6%
Distributions (Ex-Date May 1) $0.07 $0.07  
End of month value $5.03 $4.56 9.3%
Performance for month 3.81% 4.04%  
Performance year-to-date 14.34% 15.91%  
       
       

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 include dividends, after deducting Fund expenses. The Fund's performance is calculated assuming that a shareholder reinvested all distributions and exercised all primary rights in the Fund's rights offerings. 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.     

   
   
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)    
Total $116.6  
Equities $114.7  
Percent Invested 98.4%  
     
     
       
       
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*      
  Information Technology   30.5%  
  Consumer Discretionary   17.9%  
  Industrials   15.9%  
  Health Care   10.5%  
  Financials   10.4%  
  Energy   6.0%  
  Consumer Staples   5.1%  
  Materials   2.1%  
  Telecommunication Services   1.6%  
  Total Market Value   100.0%  
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).      
       
       
     
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated
  Aruba Networks, Inc.     Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
  FEI Co.     Apple, Inc.
  NetSuite, Inc.     Life Technologies Corp.
  ServiceNow, Inc.     Lufkin Industries, Inc.
      Occidental Petroleum Corp.
      Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
      Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
       
       

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