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Merriman Capital’s (MERR) Clean Energy Semiconductors Analyst Receives StarMine Analyst Award

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERR), today announced that its equity research analyst, Bill Ong, was ranked as one of the top equity research analysts by FT | StarMine for 2010.


“We congratulate Bill for this great international honor by FT | StarMine,” said Eric Wold, Director of Research at Merriman Capital, Inc. “This prestigious award further validates what many institutional investors already know, Bill and our dedicated equity research team spots fast-growing companies early that otherwise might pass below the radar by others on Wall Street. We are honored to have one of our own recognized again this year by FT | StarMine for quality stock picking in an ever-changing capital markets environment. Solid fundamental analysis is at the core of everything we do as a firm.”

The annual FT | StarMine Analyst Awards recognize analysts, in the United States and globally, who have turned in exemplary performances either as stock pickers or as earnings estimators during the prior year.

Ong’s equity research universe is comprised of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), Aixtron SE (NASDAQ: AIXG), Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT), Cree Inc.(NASDAQ: CREE), Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NYSE: FCS), FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC), International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), Intevac Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAX), Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPRW), Power-One Inc. (NASDAQ: PWER), Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN), Supertex Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX), and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

About Merriman Holdings, Inc.

Merriman Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERR) is a financial services firm focused on fast-growing companies and the institutions that invest in them. The company offers high-quality investment banking, equity research, institutional services and corporate & venture services. Merriman specializes in four industry growth sectors: Technology, Telecom, Consumer, Media & Internet and CleanTech Infrastructure. For more information, please go to Merriman Capital, Inc. is a member of FINRA and SIPC.

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 the Company. 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 28, 2011. 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 28, 2011, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, Please click on “Investor Relations.”

SOURCE Merriman Holdings, Inc.

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