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Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. December 2012 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Below is the December 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)


Liberty All-Star Growth Fund                                  Monthly Update
Ticker: ASG                                                      December 12


Monthly Performance
Performance                                      NAV   Market Price  Discount
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  Beginning of month value                      $4.47      $4.00       10.5%
  Distributions                                   -          -
  End of month value                            $4.54      $4.06       10.6%
  Performance for month                         1.57%      1.50%
  Performance year-to-date                     13.97%     13.78%
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  Past performance cannot predict future results


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
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  Total                                      $104.2
  Equities                                   $101.6
  Percent Invested                           97.4%
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Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
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   (34.6% of equity portfolio)
               (Rank from previous month)
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 1 Apple, Inc. (1)                                        2.7%
 2 Salesforce.com, Inc. (2)                               2.4%
 3 ACE Ltd. (4)                                           2.3%
 4 ARM Holdings PLC (3)                                   2.0%
 5 Oceaneering International, Inc. (6)                    2.0%
 6 QUALCOMM, Inc. (5)                                     2.0%
 7 Fastenal Co. (9)                                       1.9%
 8 American Tower Corp., Class A (8)                      1.8%
 9 BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (14)                     1.8%
10 Core Laboratories N.V. (11)                            1.7%
11 Cerner Corp. (10)                                      1.7%
12 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (7)                           1.7%
13 Precision Castparts Corp. (12)                         1.6%
14 Signature Bank (13)                                    1.5%
15 Google, Inc., Class A (15)                             1.4%
16 LKQ Corp. (16)                                         1.3%
17 Allergan, Inc. (17)                                    1.2%
18 Visa, Inc., Class A (18)                               1.2%
19 Starbucks Corp. (20)                                   1.2%
20 Amazon.com, Inc. (21)                                  1.2%
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   Holdings are subject to change.


Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
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   Information Technology                             30.9%
   Industrials                                        16.5%
   Consumer Discretionary                             13.7%
   Health Care                                        11.4%
   Financials                                         10.3%
   Energy                                             8.2%
   Consumer Staples                                   4.5%
   Materials                                          2.7%
   Telecommunication Services                         1.8%
   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
-------------------------------------  -------------------------------------
  ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.            Fossil, Inc.
  B/E Aerospace, Inc.                    GNC Holdings, Inc., Class A
  Cummins, Inc.                          Herbalife Ltd.
  The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.         ITC Holdings Corp.
  Mistras Group, Inc.                    QLIK Technologies, Inc.
                                         Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
                                         SINA Corp.
                                         Universal Display Corp.
                                         Volcano Corp.
                                         Youku Tudou, Inc.

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

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