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Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship Of Antioquia Gold On OTCQX

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERR), today announced that it will serve as the Principal American Liaison (PAL) for Antioquia Gold Inc. (TSXV: AGD; OTCQX: ANTZF) as it begins trading on OTCQX®.  

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Antioquia Gold has been exploring for precious metals in Colombia since 2007.  The Company has a land package of close to 40,000 hectares located throughout Colombia.  The Company announced today that it is now trading on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX.  

OTCQX distinguishes the best companies traded over-the-counter (OTC) from more than 9,000 securities traded on the OTCBB and OTC Link that are not required to meet any financial standards or undergo a qualitative review.

Spencer Grimes, Merriman Capital Managing Director, said: "Antioquia Gold's decision to join OTCQX is further proof of their commitment to U.S. investors. We are excited to partner with them as they work to increase their visibility in the U.S. market."

Rick Thibault, President and CEO of Antioquia Gold, commented: "Interest in Antioquia from U.S. investors has been with us since our beginning and is increasing. So to provide better access and ease in making investment decisions for our current and future U.S. shareholders, we have joined OTCQX."

About Merriman Capital, Inc.

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a full-service investment banking firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc., which is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and trades under the symbol "MERR."

Merriman specializes in four growth sector industries: Technology, Telecom, Consumer, Media & Internet and CleanTech Infrastructure. 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/contact.cfm.

About Antioquia Gold Inc.

Antioquia Gold has been exploring for precious metals in Colombia since 2007.  The Company has a land package of close to 40,000 hectares located throughout Colombia.  Antioquia's principal asset, which is being actively explored, is its 5,630 hectare Cisneros Project, located 55 kilometers northeast of Medellin in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia.  At the Cisneros Project the Company has conducted extensive geochemical and geophysical programs over the entire property and has identified to date six exploration targets.  On the original discovery zone it has drilled over 28,000 meters and is well versed in the understanding of the deposit type and the project's path to resource definition and production.

About OTCQX

The OTCQX marketplace is the premier tier of the U.S. OTC market.  Investor-focused companies use the quality-controlled OTCQX platform to offer investors transparent trading, superior information, and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealers.  The innovative OTCQX platform offers companies and their shareholders a level of marketplace services formerly available only on a U.S. stock exchange.  For more information and to view a full list of OTCQX companies, visit www.otcqx.com.

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 and our Form 10-Q filed on August 15, 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 and 10-Q filed on August 15, 2011 , together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, www.merrimanco.com. Please click on "Investor Relations."

SOURCE Merriman Holdings, Inc.

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