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Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund April 2014 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Below is the April 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund                                  Monthly Update
  Ticker: USA                                                    April, 2014

Investment Approach

Fund Style: Large-Cap Core

Fund Strategy: Combines three value-style and two growth-style investment
managers. Those selected demonstrate a consistent investment philosophy,
decision making process, continuity of key people and above-average long-
term results compared to managers with similar styles.

Investment Managers:
Value Managers:
Matrix Asset Advisors, Inc.
Pzena Investment Management, LLC
Schneider Capital Management Corp.

Growth Managers:
Cornerstone Capital Management LLC
TCW Investment Management Company


Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
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     (31.1% of equity portfolio)
                                          (Rank from previous month)
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   1 Schlumberger Ltd. (3)                                              2.3%
   2 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2)                                           2.2%
   3 Google, Inc. (1)                                                   2.2%
   4 Salesforce.com, Inc. (4)                                           1.8%
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   5 Hewlett-Packard Co. (6)                                            1.7%
   6 Citigroup, Inc. (7)                                                1.7%
   7 Bank of America Corp. (5)                                          1.6%
   8 SunTrust Banks, Inc. (8)                                           1.5%
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   9 Visa, Inc., Class A (13)                                           1.5%
  10 Weatherford International Ltd. (19)                                1.5%
  11 MetLife, Inc. (10)                                                 1.4%
  12 QUALCOMM, Inc. (12)                                                1.4%
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  13 Starbucks Corp. (11)                                               1.4%
  14 Amazon.com, Inc. (9)                                               1.4%
  15 American International Group, Inc. (15)                            1.3%
  16 Devon Energy Corp. (14)                                            1.3%
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  17 State Street Corp. (16)                                            1.3%
  18 Precision Castparts Corp. (18)                                     1.3%
  19 Microsoft Corp. (17)                                               1.2%
  20 TE Connectivity Ltd. (20)                                          1.1%
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     Holdings are subject to change.


Monthly Performance
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Performance                                      NAV   Market Price Discount
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  Beginning of month value                      $6.67      $5.88      11.8%
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  Distributions (Ex-Date April 30)              $0.10      $0.10
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  End of month value                            $6.52      $5.76      11.7%
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  Performance for month                        -0.55%     -0.34%
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  Performance year-to-date                      0.55%     -0.16%
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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. Performance
returns are net of 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. 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. 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)
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  Total                                                 $1,149.7
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  Equities                                              $1,136.7
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  Percent Invested                                      98.9%
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Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
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  Financials                                            27.8%
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  Information Technology                                17.3%
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  Consumer Discretionary                                15.8%
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  Energy                                                15.3%
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  Health Care                                           10.4%
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  Industrials                                           6.7%
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  Consumer Staples                                      4.8%
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  Materials                                             1.3%
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  Utilities                                             0.6%
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Total Market Value                                      100.0%
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*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification
Standard (GICS).


New Holdings                                    Holdings Liquidated
----------------------------------------        ----------------------------
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Class A           Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
                                                LG Display Co. Ltd.
                                                Silver Wheaton Corp.

Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com

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