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May 15, 2020, 10:28 a.m. EDT

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. April 2020 Monthly Update

BOSTON, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is the April 2020 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203240833/composite ASG +0.85%               

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc.   Ticker: ASG Monthly Update, April, 2020            

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    Congress Asset Management Company, LLP              Mid-Cap Growth    Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP         Large-Cap Growth                             

Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
            (32.2% of equity portfolio)  
1 Chegg, Inc.         2.1%
2 Amazon.com, Inc.            2.0%
3 Nevro Corp.                     2.0%
4 EPAM Systems, Inc.      1.8%
5 Alphabet, Inc.        1.8%
6 FirstService Corp.             1.8%
7 Paylocity Holding Corp.    1.8%
8 Microsoft Corp.           1.7%
9 Visa, Inc.          1.7%
10 Casella Waste Systems, Inc.   1.6%
11 PayPal Holdings, Inc.        1.6%
12 Autodesk, Inc            1.5%
13 Facebook, Inc           1.5%
14 FleetCor Technologies, Inc.    1.5%
15 UnitedHealth Group, Inc.    1.4%
16 salesforce.com, Inc.    1.4%
17 NIKE, Inc.                 1.3%
18 Insulet Corp.          1.3%
19 IHS Markit, Ltd.         1.2%
20 Yum! Brands, Inc.     1.2%
Holdings are subject to change. 


Monthly Performance
Performance NAV  Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.03 $4.65 -7.6%
Distributions (Ex-Date April 23) $0.11 $0.11
End of month value $5.68 $5.45 -4.0%
Performance for month 16.26% 20.67%
Performance year-to-date -3.64% -11.95%


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)      
Total                  $235.2
Equities              $234.7
Percent Invested       99.8%

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*  
Information Technology      34.2%
Health Care                         22.1%
Consumer Discretionary       15.2%
Industrials                           11.8%
Communication Services     4.7%
Financials                        3.7%
Real Estate                    3.5%
Materials                         2.6%
Consumer Staples         2.2%
Total Market Value         100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 

New Holdings Cerence, Inc.
Fortinet, Inc.
LendingTree, Inc.
Natera, Inc.
Silk Road Medical, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Wingstop, Inc.           

Holdings Liquidated Genpact, Ltd.
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.
nLight, Inc.
RBC Bearings, Inc.
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.
Telaria, Inc.
Zuora, Inc.

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.

Performance returns for the Fund are total returns,  which includes dividends, and are net of management fees and other Fund expenses. Returns are calculated assuming that a shareholder reinvested all distributions and all primary rights in the Fund's rights offering were exercised. 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 final determination of the source of all distributions in 2020 for tax reporting purposes will be made after year end.  The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Based on current estimates no portion of the distributions consists of a return of capital. These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year's distributions) contained in shareholder 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.  

All data is as of April 30, 2020 unless otherwise noted.                                           

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc.

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