Liberty All-Star Equity Fund 2016 Tax Information

Business Wire 16-Feb-2017 6:28 PM

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (NYSE:USA) announces the final tax status for its 2016 distributions as follows:

Total Ordinary Dividends

RecordDate

PayableDate

Amountper Share

Qualified

Non-Qualified

Long-TermCapital Gains

10/30/15* 01/04/16 $0.008435 21.26% 6.06% 72.68%
01/22/16 03/07/16 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68%
04/29/16 06/13/16 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68%
07/29/16 09/12/16 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68%
10/28/16 01/03/17 $0.05999 21.26% 6.06% 72.68%
10/28/16** 01/03/17 $0.06001 -- -- --

* Pursuant to Section 852 of the Internal Revenue Code, the taxability of this distribution will be reported in the Form 1099-DIV for 2016.

** Pursuant to Section 852 of the Internal Revenue Code, the taxability of this portion of the distribution will be reported in the Form 1099-DIV for 2017.

The tax designations of the distributions were previously reported to shareholders on a tentative book basis. The final tax designations are based upon tax reporting requirements and should be used by shareholders for tax return preparation.

ALPS Advisors, Inc. is the investment advisor of the Liberty All-Star Equity Fund, a multi-managed, closed-end investment company with more than $1.2 billion in net assets as of February 15, 2017. The Funds shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol USA.

The Liberty All-Star Equity Fund is a closed-end fund and does not continuously offer shares. The Fund trades in the secondary market, investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the markets value.

FINRA Member Firm: ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc.

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Liberty All-Star Equity Fund, Inc. (USA) Bill Parmentier, 1-800-241-1850

Source: Liberty All-Star Equity Fund