Three Columbia Funds Earn Lipper Fund Awards

Columbia Select Large Cap Value Fund Wins Eighth Lipper Fund Award in Seven Years, a record in its category

BOSTON--()--Three Columbia funds have received 2017 Lipper Fund Awards as high-performing mutual funds in their respective Lipper classifications for the period ending December 31, 2017.

  • Columbia AMT-Free New York Intermediate Muni Bond Fund (Institutional shares)
    New York Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds classification (11 funds1) – 5 years
  • Columbia Strategic New York Tax-Exempt Fund (A shares)
    New York Municipal Debt Funds (24 funds1) – 10 years
  • Columbia Select Large-Cap Value Fund (Institutional 2 shares)
    Large-Cap Value Funds classification (83 funds1) – 10 years

The U.S. Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds for their consistently strong risk-adjusted three-, five-, and 10-year performance, relative to their peers, based on Lipper’s proprietary performance-based methodology.2

This is the seventh consecutive year that Columbia Select Large-Cap Value Fund has earned a Lipper Award in the Large-Cap Value category. The fund received the award for 10-year performance in 2017 (245 funds), in 2016 (290 funds), in 2015 (90 funds), and in 2014 (84 funds), and for 5-year and 10-year performance in 2013 (102 funds and 84 funds), and for 5-year performance in 2012 (402 funds).

“Using an active, team-based, risk-aware approach, we strive to provide clients globally with dependable, competitive investment performance that best meets their needs. We are honored that Lipper has awarded these funds for their consistent, risk- adjusted, long-term performance,” said Colin Moore, Global Chief Investment Officer.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

About Columbia Threadneedle Investments:
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager that provides a broad range of investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. With more than 2,000 people, including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage $495 billion3 of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP). For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @CTInvest_US

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

1 Within the respective Lipper classification.

2 Lipper rankings are based on annualized total returns and do not reflect sales charges.

3 As of December 31, 2017. Includes all assets managed by entities in the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.

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

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Market risk may affect a single issuer, sector of the economy, industry or the market as a whole. Value securities may be unprofitable if the market fails to recognize their intrinsic worth or the portfolio manager misgauged that worth. Investments in a limited number of companies subject the fund to greater risk of loss. The fund may invest significantly in issuers within a particular sector, which may be negatively affected by market, economic or other conditions, making the fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in the sector. A rise in interest rates may result in a price decline of fixed-income instruments held by the fund, negatively impacting its performance and NAV. Falling rates may result in the fund investing in lower yielding debt instruments, lowering the fund’s income and yield. These risks may be heightened for longer maturity and duration securities.

Investment products 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.

Columbia Funds are distributed by Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Advisory services provided by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

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For Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Liz Kennedy, 617-897-9394