Merriman Holdings Inc. : BillMyParents, Inc. Retains Merriman Capital As Capital Markets Advisor

   Merriman Holdings Inc. : BillMyParents, Inc. Retains Merriman Capital As                            Capital Markets Advisor  SAN FRANCISCO - January 22, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), announced today that it has been retained as capital markets advisor to BillMyParents, Inc. ("BillMyParents") (OTC: BMPI). In this capacity, Merriman will advise BillMyParents management on various strategic initiatives focused on increasing shareholder value. These initiatives include the expansion of the institutional shareholder base, strategies intended to increase trading liquidity and evaluating an upgrade in venue to NYSE, NASDAQ, or OTCQX.  BillMyParents provides money management solutions to young people under the supervision and guidance of an adult. It markets prepaid cards to young people and their parents. The Company delivers an innovative, prepaid MasterCard® card service to parents and their teens intended to help improve the way modern families talk about and manage money. BillMyParents tries to help parents develop responsible teen spending habits that last.  "We are very pleased to add BillMyParents to our expanding universe of advisory clients,"commented Douglas Rogers, Managing Director of Merriman's Capital Markets Advisory Group. "Supporting our clients with advice on best practices regarding their engagement of the capital markets is a key component of our advisory platform at Merriman. We look forward to sponsoring and supporting the BillMyParents management team in our capacity as their capital markets advisor."  About Merriman Capital, Inc. Merriman Capital, Inc. is an advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for OTCQX companies. For more information, please go to http://www.merrimanco.com/.  Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) http://www.finra.org/ and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) http://www.sipc.org/.  About BillMyParents, Inc. BillMyParents, The Responsible Teen Spending Company(TM), delivers an innovative, prepaid card service to parents and their teens that improve the way modern families talk about and manage money. BillMyParents helps develop responsible teen spending habits that last. one transaction at a time.  The BillMyParents SpendSmart(TM) MasterCard® is an instantly trackable, reloadable, prepaid MasterCard that develops responsible teen spending habits and improves the way modern families and teens manage money, one purchase at a time. BillMyParents promotes responsible teen spending, keeping parents & teens communicating, connected and protected, in real-time, as purchases happen. For more information visit company's website: www.billmyparents.com  Note to Investors This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy any securities of the Company. Forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially from those stated or implied in such forward-looking statements, due to risks and uncertainties associated with our business, which include the risk factors disclosed in our Form 10-K/A filed on April 30, 2012 and the Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 2012. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," and "would" or similar words. We assume no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Form 10-K/A filed on April 30, 2012 and the Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 2012, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, www.merrimanco.com. Please click on "Investor Relations." # # #  At Merriman:  Douglas Rogers Managing Director Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5612  Will Febbo Chief Operating Officer Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5603  Howard Bernstein Chief Compliance Officer Merriman Capital, Inc (415) 262-1377    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients.  The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.  Source: Merriman Holdings Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1672192  
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