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Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship of Geologix Explorations on OTCQX

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship of Geologix Explorations on OTCQX09:00 EDT Thursday, April 05, 2012SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), today announced that it will serve as the Principal American Liaison (PAL) for Geologix Explorations Inc. (OTCQX: GIXEF | TSX: GIX) as it begins trading on OTCQX®.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/SF64919LOGO)Geologix Explorations is a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral resource opportunities with the potential to host world class mineral deposits. 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, Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group at Merriman Capital, said: "Geologix's decision to start trading on OTCQX is an important step in increasing their exposure to U.S. investors. We are proud to assist the Company in this effort."About Merriman Capital, Inc.Merriman Capital, Inc. is an investment banking firm providing equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital raising, 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 OTCQX 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 Geologix Explorations Inc.Geologix Explorations Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral resource opportunities with the potential to host world class mineral deposits. The Company's primary focus is the Tepal Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Michoacan state, Mexico, where the Company completed a Preliminary Assessment study ("PA") in April 2011 and is continuing to aggressively explore for additional gold and copper mineralization in an effort to expand the size of the resource and scale of the possible future mining operation.About OTCQXThe 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 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 28, 2011 and our Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 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 filed on March 29, 2012, 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.For further information: Spencer Grimes, +1-415-262-1342, or Will Febbo, Chief Operating Officer, +1-415-248-5603, or Howard Bernstein, Chief Compliance Officer, +1-415-262-1377, all of Merriman Capital, Inc.