Columbia Management Receives Five Lipper Fund Awards

Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT

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Funds earn awards across multiple categories
BOSTON--(Business Wire)--
Columbia Management earned five 2013 Lipper Fund Awards as top-performing mutual
funds in their respective Lipper categories as of December 31, 2012:

* Columbia Select Large Cap Value Fund (R5 shares)

Large Cap Value category (102 funds) - 5 years

* Columbia Select Large Cap Value Fund (R5 shares)

Large Cap Value category (84 funds) - 10 years

* Columbia U.S. Government Mortgage Fund (I shares)

U.S. Mortgage category (29 funds) - 3 years

* Columbia New York Tax-Exempt Fund (A shares)

New York Municipal Debt category (26 funds) - 5 years

* Columbia California Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund (Z shares)

California Intermediate Municipal Debt category (15 funds) - 5 years 

A Lipper Fund Award is presented to one fund in each Lipper category for
achieving the strongest trend of consistent risk-adjusted performance versus
category peers over three, five or 10 years for the period ending December 31,

"These awards from Lipper are recognition of the strong performance from our
experienced investment teams," said Colin Moore, chief investment officer. "Our
research-driven approach and disciplined investment process are designed to
achieve consistent performance while carefully managing risk for our
institutional clients, financial advisors and individual investors." 

About Columbia Management:
Columbia Management is a leading investment manager with $330 billion under
management as of December 31, 2012, and the eighth largest manager of long-term
mutual fund assets in the U.S. The firm serves a wide range of individual,
institutional and high-net-worth clients, and seeks to generate consistent,
competitive investment returns through a rigorous, research-driven investment
process and disciplined risk management. Columbia Management is a subsidiary of
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP). For more information, please visit 

Performance Chart

 Average annual          1          3          5          10         Since           Inception       Total Gross      Maximum        
 total returns as        year       Year       Year       Year       Inception       Date            Annual           Front-end      
 of 12/31/12                                                                                         Operating        sales charge   
 Columbia Select         17.96      12.28      2.53       9.56       6.86            04/25/1997      0.89%            --             
 Large Cap Value                                                                                                                     
 Fund (R5 shares1)                                                                                                                   
 Columbia U.S.           7.33       9.01       7.31       5.64       5.84            3/4/2004*       0.52%            --             
 (I shares1)                                                                                                                         
 Columbia New            8.73       7.25       6.13       5.00       5.92            09/26/1986      0.93%            --             
 York Tax-Exempt                                                                                                                     
 Fund Columbia                                                                                                                       
 (A shares NAV)                                                                                                                      
 Columbia New            3.53       5.54       5.10       4.50       5.72            09/26/1986      0.93%            4.75           
 York Tax-Exempt                                                                                                                     
 Fund Columbia                                                                                                                       
 (A shares POP)                                                                                                                      
 California              6.27       6.63       5.66       4.35       4.43            08/19/2002      0.75%            --             
 Municipal Bond                                                                                                                      
 Fund (Z shares)                                                                                                                     

Source: Lipper, as of 12/31/12. 

1 Class Z, I and R5 shares are available only to eligible investors. See the
prospectus for eligibility requirements and other important information. 

2 The returns shown for periods prior to each fund`s share class inception date
include the returns of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect
higher class-related operating expenses, as applicable. In addition, the returns
shown include the returns of any predecessor to the fund. Please visit
for more information. 

*The since inception returns shown are since fund inception, and for newer share
classes, include the returns of the fund`s oldest share class, adjusted to
reflect higher class-related operating expenses, as applicable. 

The performance information shown represents past performance and is not a
guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an
investment will fluctuate so that the shares, when redeemed, may be worth more
or less than their original cost.Current performance may be lower or higher than
the performance information shown.Please visit for
performance data current to the most recent month end.

The investment manager and certain of its affiliates have contractually (for at
least the current fiscal year) and/or voluntarily agreed to waive certain fees
and/or to reimburse certain expenses of the Fund, as described in the Fund's
prospectus, unless sooner terminated at the sole discretion of the Fund's board.
Net expense ratios reflect this fee waiver/expense cap. Fee waivers/expense caps
would limit the impact that any decrease in assets would have on net expense
ratios in the current fiscal year. Voluntary waivers/reimbursement arrangements,
if any, may be discontinued at any time.

The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a
global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the
professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence
recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms,
research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for
Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards,
and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact or visit 

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses
of a mutual fund carefully before investing. For a free prospectus which
contains this and other important information about the funds, please visit The prospectus should be read carefully before

Investment products, including shares of mutual funds, are not federally or
FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by any financial
institution, and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal
and fluctuation in value. Investing in certain funds involves special risk, such
as those related to investments in foreign securities, small- and
mid-capitalization stocks, fixed income securities (especially high-yield
securities), and funds which focus their investments in a particular sector,
such as real estate, technology, and precious metals. See each fund`s prospectus
for specific risks associated with the Fund. 

Columbia Funds are distributed by Columbia Management Investment Distributors,
Inc., member FINRA, and managed by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

© 2013 Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. All rights reserved.

Columbia Management
Charlie Keller, 617-747-0462
Ryan Lund, 612-671-3459

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