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."

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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

                                      
                  

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