Merriman Holdings Inc. : MERRIMAN CAPITAL ADDS EXPERIENCED TRADERS TO SUPPORT ADVISORY AND INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS

Merriman Holdings Inc. : MERRIMAN CAPITAL ADDS EXPERIENCED TRADERS TO SUPPORT                       ADVISORY AND INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS     SAN FRANCISCO  - April  23, 2013  -  Merriman Capital,  Inc., a  wholly  owned  subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc.  (OTCQX: MERR), today announced that  it  has hired Jack  Monopoli as Managing  Director, Head of  Advisory Trading  and  Market Making and  Bill Southern as  Vice President, Trading.  In this  role,  Jack will oversee trading and interface  with the firm's Advisory clients  and  Bill  will  help  support  Merriman's  expanding  advisory  client  base   and  institutional clients.  Jack Monopoli, Managing Director, Head of Advisory Trading  Jack Monopoli joined Merriman Capital, Inc. in April of 2013 and oversees trading of the firm's advisory clients and is a member of the Management Committee. He was most recently at ThinkEquity Partners in San Francisco where he was Head of Trading and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Prior to Think, Monopoli was a Managing Director and trader for US Bancorp Piper Jaffray. Monopoli also served as a Principal at Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco, trading technology stocks. Monopoli is based in Merriman's San Francisco office.  Bill Southern, Vice President, Trading  Bill Southern joined Merriman Capital, Inc. in April of 2013 and is a Vice President in the firm's Trading Execution group. Bill supports Merriman's rapidly expanding advisory client base with active institutional trading execution and corporate brokerage services. He was most recently at ThinkEquity where he was Vice President, and responsible for Institutional Sales Trading. Prior to joining ThinkEquity, Southern was a Vice President, at Thomas Weisel Partners where he was an Institutional Sales Trader for over 10 years. Southern is based in Merriman's San Francisco office.  Douglas Rogers, Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group, commented that "we are pleased to welcome both Jack and Bill to the team, as we continue to execute on our strategy of becoming the lead Capital Markets advisor to underserved, innovative public companies." Doug further mentioned, "Bill and Jack are both industry veterans who bring significant increase in the insight and access that we can offer to all of our advisory and traditional investment banking clients."  About Merriman Capital, Inc.  Merriman Capital, Inc. is an investment banking firm providing equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. We also provide capital raising, 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/contact.cfm.   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 filed on April 10, 2013 . 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 filed on April 1, 2013, 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 the Company:  Doug Rogers Managing Director Capital Markets Advisory Group Merriman Capital, Inc (415) 248-5612  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#1695103  
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