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Synergy Strips Corp. Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO - December 2, 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 Synergy Strips Corp. ("Synergy Strips"). Merriman will provide Capital Markets Advisory services to Synergy Strips` management team.

Merriman provides its Capital Markets Advisory clients with 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 and private capital markets initiatives.

Synergy Strips is a private consumer products company that produces and sells as one of its products, a dissolving calorie-free energy strip through national distribution channels. Synergy Strips are an energy supplement that can be used instead of an energy drink. The Company and its R&D partners have spent seven years researching and developing the orally dissolving film and now has customers in the U.S. and Canada, and is poised to launch the product globally. Synergy Strips is based in Algood, Tennessee.

"We are pleased to announce Synergy Strips 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 consulting services including market insight and corporate brokerage services, as well as strategic advice and access to unique 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 a leading advisory firm for publicly traded, high-growth companies.

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 Synergy Strips Corp
Synergy strips is a leader in the nutraceutical orally dissolving film strip products category. The company has launched an energy strip in the Canadian market and one of only a few companies in the US market. Synergy Strips is also ready to launch a full spectrum of oral delivery products such as weight loss strips, relaxation strips, recovery strips, electrolyte strips and countless vitamin strips which will revolutionize how these products are consumed. Now in over 1,800 retail locations in Canada since its launch, which include some of the largest convenience stores, grocery stores and health product chains in Canada. Synergy strips is poised to grow exponentially in the US market in 2014.

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

Will Febbo
Chief Operating Officer
Merriman Capital, Inc.
(415) 248-5603

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


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Source: Merriman Holdings Inc. via GlobeNewswire