Merriman Holdings Inc. : MERRIMAN CAPITAL SERVED AS CO-MANAGER IN FOLLOW-ON OFFERING FOR CUI GLOBAL, INC.

 Merriman Holdings Inc. : MERRIMAN CAPITAL SERVED AS CO-MANAGER IN FOLLOW-ON                         OFFERING FOR CUI GLOBAL, INC.     SAN FRANCISCO - April 25, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:MERR), announced today that it acted as co-manager for CUI Global, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: CUI) $42 million follow-on offering that was priced on April 12^th, 2013.   "We are pleased to have acted as co-manager in CUI's follow-on offering," commented Jon Merriman, CEO. "The proposed acquisition of Orbital-UK is transformative. The company has come a very long way since we began working with them two years ago."  William Clough, CUI Global's president & CEO stated, "Jon Merriman and his team have been involved with the company for several years and were instrumental in managing our first equity raise, which resulted in our uplisting to the NASDAQ Stock Market. That raise and listing placed us in the position to acquire Orbital-UK and successfully complete this follow-on offering."  "As co-managers in this follow-on offering, Jon, David Lachtman, and the rest of the Merriman staff proved invaluable in putting this deal together. Their expertise, advice and networks were, and are, greatly appreciated by my company and by me personally," Clough concluded.  About CUI Global, Inc.  CUI Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of electronic technologies/products. It offers power supply units, including V-Infinity power products, such as external and embedded ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, and basic digital point of load modules; Novum power products comprising digital point of load dc-dc converters and NDM2 modules; and NQB2060 Novum quarter brick bus converters, as well as Solus power topology, a patented power topology for designing power circuits. The company also provides test and measurement products consisting of Vergence GasPT2, a natural gas inferential metering device for measuring natural gas quality; and electronic components, which include connectors, speakers, and buzzers, as well as control solutions, such as encoders and sensors. In addition, CUI Global, Inc. manufactures and sells embedded and external power electronics devices for original equipment manufacturers. It serves the consumer electronics, defense, and alternative energy industries. The company was formerly known as Waytronx, Inc. and changed its name to CUI Global, Inc. in January 2011. CUI Global, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Tualatin, Oregon.  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. The firm also provides 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/.  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:  David Lachtman Managing Director Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5683  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#1696082  
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