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Merriman Capital Announces Exclusive Advisory Engagement with iD Perfumes

SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2013-- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), today announced its exclusive engagement with iD Perfumes, Inc. to advise on growth capital to further support its growing perfume business for Adam Levine`s line of debut fragrances, as well as sign and develop new and exciting perfume brands.  In addition, Merriman Capital, Inc. will be assisting iD Perfumes, Inc. to finance a roll up of independent perfumery chains in the United States. 

"The fragrance industry in the United States is complex and fragmented. I am prepared and eager to implement my consolidation plan, which will bridge the gap between the manufacturer and the consumer, and help the entire industry grow" said Ilia Lekach, CEO and Chairman of ID Perfumes, Inc., former CEO of Perfumania Holdings (PERF - NASDAQ) and Parlux Fragrances. 

About iD Perfume, Inc.
iD Perfume, Inc. is a new business whose management team is behind the success of fragrance collections for Paris Hilton, Perry Ellis, Guess?, Ed Hardy, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and most recently Adam Levine. Catering to both local and duty free retail, iD Perfumes products can be found in a variety of major retail and specialty chain stores in the United States and International markets. 
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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