Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor

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SAN FRANCISCO - December 11, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), announced today that it has been retained as Capital Markets Advisor to Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation ("Midwest Energy") (MEEC). Merriman offers small and micro capitalized companies institutional representation and issuer support, intended to help responsibly engage investors and capital markets participants during critical times in development.

Merriman provides its Capital Markets Advisory clients with corporate brokerage services and advice on the effective engagement of a potentially broader institutional shareholder base, financing solutions, and strategies for organizing their capital structure. Merriman`s Capital Markets Advisory Group clients also benefit from access to unique capital solutions and the implementation of various public markets initiatives.

Midwest Energy has patented technology to remove mercury emissions from coal and oil-fired electric power plants and help plants maintain compliance with highly restrictive new EPA requirements on mercury smokestack emissions. The EPA mandate, the Mercury and Air Toxic Standard, is part of the final component of the Clean Air Act of 1990, requiring all coal-fired plants generating 25MW and higher to reduce mercury emissions by approximately 90%. The compliance deadline for coal-fired plants is in April 2015. Midwest Energy is offering this technology to coal-fired power plants and utilities in the U.S. and Canada with future expansion into Europe and China at the appropriate time.

"We are pleased to announce Midwest Energy as the newest addition to our portfolio of corporate advisory clients," commented Douglas Rogers, Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group at Merriman. "Our Capital Markets Advisory clients benefit from a range of services including market insight, corporate brokerage services as well as strategic advice and access to capital solutions."

About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a full service investment bank and Broker-Dealer that facilitates efficient capital formation through a proprietary digital network, as well as Capital Markets Advisory and comprehensive Corporate Brokerage services for public and private companies. The firm also provides equity and options execution services for sophisticated investors and differentiated research for high growth companies. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned brokerage subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR) and is the leading advisory firm for publicly traded, high-growth companies.

Digital Capital Network, powered by Merriman Capital, is a capital marketplace that enables highly targeted and more efficient execution of transactions. Please visit our website for more information on how you can be a part of our Digital Capital Network: http://www.digitalcapitalnetwork.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 Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC)
Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation delivers cost effective mercury capture technologies to power plants and other large industrial coal-burning units in the United States and Canada. The Company`s proprietary technology allows customers to meet the new, highly restrictive standards the U.S. EPA has set for mercury emissions, in an effective and economical manner with the least disruption to their current equipment and on-going operations. For more information, please refer to the Company`s website at www.midwestemissions.com

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 any entity. 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, 2013 and the Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 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-A filed on April 30, 2013 and the Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 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 Merriman:

Douglas Rogers
Managing Director
Merriman Capital, Inc.
(415) 248-5612

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

 




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Source: Merriman Holdings Inc. via GlobeNewswire

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