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Merriman Capital Retained As Capital Markets Advisor To Blue Calypso, Inc.

June 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), today announced that it was retained as capital markets advisor to Blue Calypso, Inc. (OTCBB: BCYP). In this capacity, Merriman will advise Blue Calypso on various matters focused on increasing shareholder value. These matters include the expansion of the institutional shareholder base, aiding in trading liquidity and evaluating an upgrade to NYSE, NASDAQ or OTCQX.

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On June 6th the company added Bill Ogle, the former CMO of Motorola Mobility, as CEO. MMI was recently acquired by Google. Ogle said, “I am pleased to be working with Merriman Capital as our partner. They are one of the best firms in the country at helping small cap companies like ours spread our message. We are looking forward to working closely with them to communicate the benefits of our digital word of mouth social media platform to investors.”

About Blue Calypso, Inc.

Blue Calypso Inc. delivers a patented digital, mobile social marketing and advertising platform that enables brands to leverage customer relationships to encourage brand loyalty and increase spending. The Company collaborates with its customers to develop the framework for making their brand contagious through use of word-of-mouth, social media communities, mobile technologies and customer loyalty rewards.

The Blue Calypso platform includes a campaign dashboard, distribution, ad rendering and reporting engine. The Blue Calypso(TM) network delivers the creative impact of print through full-screen display ads, while allowing brands to leverage the interactive strengths of mobile and social media. In addition, Blue Calypso Inc. offers mobile social marketing services including strategy, design, content management, and community listening and response.

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. We also provide 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/contact.cfm.

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, 2012 and Form 10-Q field on May 15, 2012. 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 Form10-K/A filed on April 30, 2012 and Form 10-Q field on May 15, 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.”

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