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Columbia Management Receives Five Lipper Fund Awards

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, 2012.

“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 columbiamanagement.com.

Performance Chart

                                                 

Average annual total returns as of 12/31/12

   

1 year

   

3 Year

   

5 Year

   

10 Year

   

Since Inception

   

Inception Date

 

   

Total Gross Annual Operating Expenses

   

Maximum Front-end sales charge

Columbia SelectLarge Cap ValueFund (R5 shares 1)

    17.96     12.28     2.53     9.56     6.86     04/25/1997     0.89%     --

Columbia U.S.GovernmentMortgage 2(I shares 1)

    7.33     9.01     7.31     5.64     5.84     3/4/2004*     0.52%     --

Columbia NewYork Tax-ExemptFund Columbia(A shares NAV)

    8.73     7.25     6.13     5.00     5.92     09/26/1986     0.93%     --

Columbia NewYork Tax-ExemptFund Columbia(A shares POP)

    3.53     5.54     5.10     4.50     5.72     09/26/1986     0.93%     4.75

CaliforniaIntermediateMunicipal BondFund (Z shares)

    6.27     6.63     5.66     4.35     4.43     08/19/2002     0.75%     --
                               

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 columbiamanagement.com/institutional/strategies-and-products/appended-performance 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.

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