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Merriman Capital Adds Andrew Reckles and JT Schroeder of C4 Capital Markets to the Financial Entrepreneur Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 , 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), today announced the addition of C4 Capital Markets' Andrew Reckles and JT Schroeder to its Financial Entrepreneur Platform ("FEP"). Through FEP, Merriman contractually provides financial entrepreneurs with professional services, such as compliance and security licensing, facilities, legal services, distribution and technology infrastructure to help them grow their business.

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C4 Capital Markets, LLC was founded in 2010 as a boutique financial consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. The principals of C4 have provided consulting services, including raising capital, for both public and private companies for over 35 years collectively and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion in over 200 domestic and international transactions. "When I was on the buy-side, I had terrific interactions with Merriman Capital, which drove me to work with them on the FEP," said C4 Capital's Managing Partner and Head of Private Placements, Andy Reckles. "We are glad to expand their reach into the greater Atlanta area and Southeastern United States in this capacity and we're excited about being able to leverage Merriman's capabilities and reputation in the industry to better serve our client companies across all aspects of investment banking – capital raising, capital markets advisory, market making, research, and much more."

Will Febbo, COO of Merriman, added: "C4 Capital Markets represents the beginning of our expansion into regions other than New York and San Francisco. We are excited by C4's deep domain expertise, institutional relationships and consultative approach to servicing clients. We look forward to working with Andy and JT."

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/.

About C4 Capital Markets

C4 Capital Markets, LLC was founded by Andy Reckles and JT Schroeder in 2010 as a boutique financial consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. The principals of C4 have provided consulting services, including raising capital, for both public and private companies for over 35 years collectively and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion in over 200 domestic and international transactions. C4's founders also have experience unique to investment bankers in that they both managed hedge funds in the past whose mandates were to invest exclusively in PIPE's transactions. Having been on the buy-side for so many years, this experience as PIPE's investors allows C4 Capital Markets to provide their client companies a unique perspective to their own capital raising efforts.

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 August 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 August 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."

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