Merriman Capital Initiates on Professional Diversity Network, Inc. with a Buy Rating

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SAN FRANCISCO - October 11, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), announced today that it has initiated equity research coverage of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (PDN) (IPDN) at Buy and a $10.00 price target.

Headquartered in Chicago, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. develops and operates multiple diverse professional networking sites. Professional networking sites are sophisticated online platforms that connect diverse professionals for communication, career building, and searching for new employment opportunities through the large pools of companies that search for qualified professionals through such sites. In addition to PDN`s custom diversity-focused job boards on its online networking sites, the company also offers proprietary technology to help corporations and governmental entities comply with higher standards for workforce diversity regulations and initiatives.

PDN was founded in 2003 and was primarily focused on operating an online Latino job board. Since then the company has shifted its focus towards professional networking and increased its target market to include other diverse communities including African-Americans, Women, Asian-Americans, Veterans, LGBT and Disabled professionals.

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About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate 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. (MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for unique high-growth 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/.

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At Merriman:

Adriana Piltz
Director of Research
Merriman Capital, Inc.
(646) 292-1424

Andrew D`Silva
Analyst
(415) 568-3927

Howard Bernstein
Chief Compliance Officer
Merriman Capital, Inc.
(415) 262-1377

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