SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERR), acted as co-manager in Towerstream Corporation's (Nasdaq: TWER) $18.4 million underwritten registered direct offering of 5,714,286 shares of its common stock, as well as 857,143 additional shares of its common stock pursuant to the full exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters, at an offering price of $2.80 per share. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/SF64919LOGO) The transaction closed on November 29, 2010. Towerstream Corporation intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including providing services, marketing and growth. Details on the transaction can be found at Towerstream Corporation's web site: http://www.towerstream.com. About Towerstream Corporation Towerstream is a leading 4G service provider in the U.S., delivering high-speed wireless Internet access to businesses. Founded in 2000, the Company has established networks in 11 markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Nashville, and the greater Providence area where the Company is based. For more information about the Company, please visit www.towerstream.com. 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 three industry growth sectors: CleanTech, Consumer, Media & Internet and Technology. For more information, please go to www.merrimanco.com. Note to InvestorsThis 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 30, 2010. 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, 2010 and the Form 10-Q filed on November 15, 2010, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, www.mcfco.com. Please click on "Investor Relations." SOURCE Merriman Holdings, Inc.