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Merriman Capital Serves as Sole Manager of Guardian 8 Holdings $7 Million Private Placement

June 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 - Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) announced today that it acted as sole manager of the $7 million convertible debenture for Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH). CEO of Guardian 8 Steve Cochennet stated, "The capital provided by this raise will allow Guardian 8 to expand into the domestic and international markets as well as provide funds to roll out a consumer version in 2015. We appreciate the strong efforts of the Merriman team and the support of our new investors." "It was a pleasure working with Senior Management and the Board of Directors on this capital raise. Their qualifications and experience in the sector coupled with the solution that the G8 Pro V2 provides in the market makes a powerful combination," added John Cooleen, Managing Director at Merriman Capital. 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, and offers 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. (OTCQX: MERR) and is a leading advisory firm for publicly traded, high-growth companies. Digital Capital Network, powered by Merriman Capital, is a capital marketplace that enables highly targeted and more efficient execution of transactions. Please visit our website for more information on how you can be a part of our Digital Capital Network: http://www.digitalcapitalnetwork.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 Guardian 8 Holdings Guardian 8 Holdings, through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the G8 Pro V2, an enhanced non-lethal (ENL) response to threats that revolutionizes how companies keep workplaces safe and mitigate risk. The G8 Pro V2 is a defensive device that provides any operator with non-lethal means to protect themselves and others, allowing time for law enforcement response, while initiating communication and incident recording. The Pro V2 is an intermediate option for response to aggressive subjects, developed as a solution for security professionals seeking a flexible tool with a layered defense approach. Guardian 8 was named one of "Ten Companies to Watch" in March 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal and has won security industry accolades for its innovative technology. To learn more about the company and its personal protection product line, visit www.Guardian8.com. Follow Guardian 8 on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. See the G8 Pro V2 at http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/video/pxNjM3ZzoY_9jVsv- M9Av-8GBfmx1I8A?autoplay=1#ooid=pxNjM3ZzoY_9jVsv-M9Av-8GBfmx1I8A 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 filed on March 31, 2014. 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 filed on March 31, 2014, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, www.merrimanco.com. Please click on "Investor Relations." # # # At the Company: John Cooleen Managing Director Merriman Capital, Inc. (646) 292-1446 Howard Bernstein Chief Compliance Officer Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 262-1377 This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Merriman Holdings Inc. via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1791424]


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