AMERICAN FORK, Utah, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:MERR), announced today that it has been retained as capital markets advisor to Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated ("the Company") (OTC PINK: GPDB). In this capacity, Merriman will advise Green PolkaDot Box management on various strategic initiatives focused on increasing shareholder value. These initiatives include the effective engagement of a potentially broader institutional shareholder base, strategies intended to increase trading liquidity, evaluating various strategic capital markets initiatives and opportunities to pursue other venues, such as NYSE, NASDAQ and the OTCQX. Green PolkaDot Box is a premier online membership club for organic food delivery services. The Company utilizes an efficient distribution system from its dynamic website interface and Utah facility. Offering a vast collection of the top American organic and non-GMO natural food brands, offered at wholesale prices, Green PolkaDot Box is bringing the highest quality food to people's doorsteps around the country. "Green PolkaDot Box is another welcome addition to our expanding universe of corporate advisory clients," said Douglas Rogers, Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group. "Providing our clients with market insight, corporate brokerage services and strategic advisory relating to their capital structure, market engagement practices and overall public markets strategy initiatives are central to Merriman's advisory platform. We look forward to supporting the Green PolkaDot Box management team in our capacity as their capital markets advisor." About Merriman Capital, Inc. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, 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. (OTCQX:MERR) 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/. About Green PolkaDot Box, Inc. Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated is America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing. It is the only major online store that refuses to carry any products or ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). GPDB leverages proprietary technology with its dynamic, interactive website and member relationship management software to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. The Company plans to grow membership with individuals and families looking for natural non-GMO products and organic choices for up to a 60% discount off retail prices. For more information on Green PolkaDot Box visit www.greenpolkadotbox.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 30, 2013 and the Form 10-Q filed on May 15, 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 May 15, 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."
CONTACT: 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 At Green PolkaDot Box.com Bryan Black Wall Street Media Group 480 588-8658 firstname.lastname@example.org