LINDON, Utah, Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), a technology company which creates, installs and services burner and chemical management solutions in the oil and gas industry, entered into a Stock Redemption Agreement on November 15, 2016 with Harold Albert, Profire Energy's CTO, to purchase three million dollars worth of PFIE shares. Harold Albert (CTO), along with Brenton Hatch (CEO) co-founded Profire Energy in 2002. Mr. Albert decided to enter into this agreement to sell approximately 17% of his shares of the Company for personal reasons associated with his wife's health challenges and other family matters. Pursuant to this agreement Profire Energy purchased 2.4 million shares from Mr. Albert at a price equal to the thirty-day average closing price as of the date of the agreement. Even after this sale of shares, Mr. Albert still owns 11,625,000 shares of Profire Energy, Inc. stock and therefore remains firmly committed to the success of the Company. Mr. Albert will continue to serve as the Company's Chief Technology Officer and as a Director. The shares repurchased pursuant to the Stock Redemption Agreement were not purchased as part of the Company's previously announced share repurchase program, which remains in effect. "We understand Harold's personal circumstances at this time and are pleased that we could orchestrate a transaction with him that is beneficial for both Harold and the Company as well as value accretive for all other shareholders," said Brenton Hatch, Profire's Chairman and CEO. "We believe the best place for us to invest right now is in Profire. We continue to believe our stock price does not accurately reflect the value of our Company and that by purchasing these shares we can add value to our shareholders." Ryan Oviatt, the Company's CFO, commented, "After making this purchase Profire still has approximately $19.5 million in cash and liquid investments. Although we understand the difficulty of Harold's situation at this time, we view this as a significant opportunity for us to buy back Profire shares without decreasing the public float. We will continue to look for and evaluate opportunities that can increase shareholder value and create meaningful returns."