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Merriman Capital adds New Oriental Capital to Financial Entrepreneur Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, September 11, 2013 -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), today announced the addition of New Oriental Capital ("NOC") to its Financial Entrepreneur Platform ("FEP"). Through the FEP platform, Merriman contractually provides financial entrepreneurs with professional services, such as compliance and security licensing, facilities, legal services, product distribution and technology infrastructure to help them grow their businesses.

"As a continuation in the belief that China will produce innovative growth companies, we are excited to add Tony Tian," said Will Febbo, Chief Operating Officer at Merriman Capital. "As we announced earlier with T.H Capital, which focuses on the larger cap tech companies, having Tony on the platform brings expertise in smaller cap tech which is a critical piece of the market."  

Tony Tian, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, is a seasoned sell-side research analyst with experience covering multiple industries/sectors since 2008. Prior to joining the Merriman Capital platform as an independent contractor, Tony was a principal of Weitian Group LLC, a boutique investor relations consultancy which he founded in 2012. Previously, Tony was an Executive Director and Senior Research Analyst covering China Industrials and IT Services at Oppenheimer & Co and a Senior Research Analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

About New Oriental Capital LLC
New Oriental Capital is an independent research and investment advisory firm specializing in small- and micro-cap companies with a focus on U.S.-based technology companies as well as U.S.-listed Chinese companies.  New Oriental Capital is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Beijing and New York. For more information, please contact neworientalcap@gmail.com.

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. 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 the Company:
Michael Doran
General Counsel
(415) 568-3905
Will Febbo
Chief Operating Officer
(415) 248-5603

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