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Merriman Capital Goes to Work for OriginOil

From: Riggs Eckelberry
Los Angeles, May 28, 2013

Good morning!

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OriginOil and Merriman Capital

We have tried working with numerous investment banking firms, and we fall back on our faithful core investors every time.

Problem is, these firms generally don’t take the time to firm up the company in the markets first.

That’s what Merriman Capital, a San Francisco investment bank serving micro-caps, started doing for us last Monday the 20th of May.

Merriman Capital Goes to Work for OriginOil

As quoted in the Wall Street Journal on 23 May:

…Merriman will advise OriginOil 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.

Now you’re talking.

New advisory program

In a May 17 article in the San Francisco Business Times (free preview), Jon Merriman discussed the bank’s new advisory program:

“We are beginning to see a turn in the microcap financing market,” Merriman said. “You don’t see the cavalry coming over the hill, but you see the dust clouds over the next hill. Very slowly we’re starting to see capital flow into microcaps.”

But you have to make that happen, and so we are pleased to have Merriman Capital in our court. They are welcome.

Enjoy your week!

Riggs and Team

Riggs Eckelberry
President & CEO
OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)

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