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Merriman Capital Selected by Plus8 Global Ventures as its Exclusive Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO - September 27, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), announced today that it has been engaged as the exclusive Financial Advisor to Plus8 Global Ventures, Ltd. (CNSX:PGT), ("Plus8" or the "Company").

Merriman Capital, a full service registered investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, CA has leveraged its strong network of investors, including family offices, high net worth individuals and focused institutional investment firms  to successfully complete several billion dollars of investment banking transactions over the past decade.  Merriman Capital will be advising Plus8 Global Ventures on its capital markets strategies and effective investor development opportunities.

"As the role of social collaboration has become an increasingly powerful force in investing, we feel there is an enormous opportunity to consolidate and innovate," said the Company`s founder and CEO, David Elias. "Merriman will be a strong partner as we execute our strategy of growth via expansion and acquisition in order to become a leading firm in the social investing space."

Plus8`s efforts are led by Mr. Elias, who began his career on the floors of the COMEX and CBOT before trading derivatives at Bear Stearns.  He then went on to start one of the first social marketing agencies, which was later acquired by the UK`s largest privately-owned communications group.

About Plus8 Global Ventures, Ltd.

Plus8 Global creates financial technologies that provide market tools and social connectivity to investors. The company`s Trader|OS platform allows independent traders to exchange and validate ideas instantly while offering revenue generating solutions for premium content publishers.  For more information, please go to www.plus8global.com.

About Merriman Capital, Inc.

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services 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/.

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 August 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 August 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:

Averell Satloff
Managing Director
(646) 292-1433

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