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SAN FRANCISCO - September 30, 2013 - 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 IEG Holdings
Corporation ("IEG Holdings") (OTCPK: IEGH). Merriman will provide issuer
consulting and equity capital markets advisory services to IEG Holdings'
Merriman provides its capital markets clients with corporate brokerage services
and advice on the effective engagement of a potentially broader institutional
shareholder base, financing solutions, and strategies for organizing their
structure. Merriman's Capital Markets Advisory Group clients also
benefit from access to unique capital solutions and the implementation of
various public markets initiatives.
IEG Holdings does business in the US as the consumer brand, Mr. Amazing Loans.
Mr. Amazing Loans provides consumer loans that are typically from $2,000 to
$10,000, unsecured over a three to five year term and are licensed and
originated in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Nevada. The fully compliant status
and affordable repayments are among some of the unique aspects of IEG Holdings'
"IEG Holdings is experiencing strong growth from the rapid expansion of Mr.
Amazing Loans in key geographic locations and the recent launch of our online
advertising strategy," said Paul Mathieson, CEO of IEG Holdings. "We are
thrilled to be working with the talented and experienced team at Merriman
Doug Rogers, Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Advisory Group at
Merriman commented, "We are pleased to announce IEG Holdings as the newest
addition to our growing portfolio of corporate clients. Our corporate clients
benefit from market insight, corporate brokerage services as well as strategic
advice for capital solutions."
About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment
bank that provides equity and options execution services 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. and is the leading investment banking firm for unique
high-growth companies. For more information, please go to
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About IEG Holdings Corporation
IEG Holdings Corporation provides unsecured consumer loans under the brand name
"Mr. Amazing Loans" via its website www.mramazingloans.com. After lending
approximately $48 million to over 11,500 borrowers in Australia, Company Founder
and CEO Paul Mathieson moved to the U.S. market in 2008 to replicate the
successful business model. IEGH now operates online in the USA covering all of
Nevada, Arizona, Illinois and Florida with advanced plans to expand to other
states. The company launched advertising for its online loan origination
platform in mid 2013, partnering with top lead generators in the United States.
The company's loans range in value from $2,000 to $10,000 and have a term of
three to five years with a 19.90% to 29.97% APR. Significant growth is expected
from the online loan origination business, which has the potential to scale much
more rapidly and at a higher net margin than the previous brick-and-mortar
business. For more information visit www.investmentevolution.com.
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Merriman Capital, Inc.
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Merriman Capital, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Merriman Capital, Inc.
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