Nuzee, Inc. Selects Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor

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SAN FRANCISCO -May 28, 2014 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), is pleased to announce that it has been selected as Capital Markets Advisor to Nuzee, Inc. (NUZE). Nuzee, headquartered in San Diego, is a consumer products company specializing in healthy, functional beverage brands made from high-quality, natural ingredients.
 
Nuzee launched its initial beverage line, Coffee Blenders(TM), in April 2014. Coffee Blenders is the first family of K-Cup® compatible gourmet specialty grade coffees containing a full dose of clinically supported branded nutrients. The Coffee Blenders line today consists of three varieties: Escape, with L-Tea Active® for Stress Reduction;  Lean, with Svetol® for Weight Loss; and Focus, with Cereboost® for Cognitive Performance. Nuzee plans to release additional functional coffee products in 2014 and is exploring the addition of other beverage lines as well.
 
Merriman will provide Nuzee`s management team with advice on strategies to grow the Company`s long term institutional shareholder base. Merriman Capital Markets Advisory Group clients benefit from corporate brokerage services, access to unique capital solutions, and a range of related initiatives intended to help companies accomplish their capital markets initiatives.
 
"We are excited to have Nuzee join our unique platform of Capital Markets Advisory clients," commented Douglas Rogers, Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group at Merriman. Mr. Rogers continued, "Nuzee is led by a management team with significant experience in consumer products. We believe that the company`s innovative products, aggressive growth strategy, and strong management should position Nuzee for success. We are looking forward to working closely with Nuzee and helping management achieve their capital markets objectives as they grow the Company. "

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 Nuzee Inc.
Nuzee, Inc. (OTC QB: NUZE), headquartered in San Diego, California, is an innovative consumer products company addressing the rapidly growing market for personalized beverages by building proprietary beverage brands that offer functional and nutritional benefits. The Company`s initial line of functional beverages-Coffee Blenders(TM) - is believed to be the first family of gourmet specialty grade coffee offered in convenient K-Cups® using only natural ingredients with clinically supported branded nutrients. Initially the Coffee Blenders line will consist of three varieties: Escape, with L-Tea Active® for Stress Reduction; Lean, with Svetol® for Weight Loss; and Focus, with Cereboost® for Cognitive Performance. Nuzee plans to expand its family of functional coffees to include new functions and flavors beginning in the second half of 2014 and is currently exploring new beverage platforms beyond coffee. Additional information can be found at www.coffeeblenders.com and www.mynuzee.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 filed on March 31, 2014. 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 March 31, 2014, 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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