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Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. April 2014 Monthly Update

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

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund                                  Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG                                                    April, 2014

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
        Large-Cap Growth | Craig C. Blum, CFA


Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
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     (30.6% of equity portfolio)
     (Rank from previous month)
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   1 Dril-Quip, Inc. (2)                                                2.1%
   2 Cerner Corp. (1)                                                   2.0%
   3 Google, Inc. (4)                                                   1.8%
   4 Signature Bank (3)                                                 1.7%
   5 Splunk, Inc. (5)                                                   1.6%
   6 Salesforce.com, Inc. (7)                                           1.6%
   7 athenahealth, Inc. (6)                                             1.6%
   8 Schlumberger Ltd. (12)                                             1.6%
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   9 American Tower Corp. (11)                                          1.5%
  10 Amazon.com, Inc. (9)                                               1.5%
  11 ARM Holdings PLC (8)                                               1.5%
  12 Precision Castparts Corp. (16)                                     1.4%
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  13 Waste Connections, Inc. (15)                                       1.4%
  14 LinkedIn Corp., Class A (10)                                       1.4%
  15 Visa, Inc., Class A (14)                                           1.4%
  16 ACE Ltd. (21)                                                      1.3%
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  17 Starbucks Corp. (17)                                               1.3%
  18 IHS, Inc., Class A (20)                                            1.3%
  19 Middleby Corp. (30)                                                1.3%
  20 Illumina, Inc. (42)                                                1.3%
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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                      $5.78      $5.59      3.3%
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  Distributions (Ex-Date April 30)              $0.08      $0.08
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  End of month value                            $5.37      $5.31      1.1%
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  Performance for month                        -5.69%     -3.58%
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  Performance year-to-date                     -6.26%     -2.52%
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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                                                           $127.9
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  Equities                                                        $125.9
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  Percent Invested                                                98.5%
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Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
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  Information Technology                                          25.0%
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  Industrials                                                     17.4%
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  Consumer Discretionary                                          16.2%
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  Financials                                                      14.4%
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  Health Care                                                     13.2%
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  Energy                                                          6.8%
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  Consumer Staples                                                6.0%
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  Materials                                                       0.7%
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  Telecommunication Services                                      0.3%
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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  Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc.
Synaptics, Inc.                        Silver Wheaton Corp.

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

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