SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2017
PROFIRE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
321 South 1250 West, Suite 1, Lindon, Utah
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On August 3, 2017, Profire Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement with Ryan W. Oviatt as Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer), effective as of July 1, 2017, which sets forth the parties’ duties and obligations with respect to Mr. Oviatt’s employment (the “Employment Agreement”).
The principal purpose of the Employment Agreement is to update Mr. Oviatt’s compensation to better align with the compensation of comparable executive officers of public companies. This agreement supersedes and replaces the Employment Agreement between the Company and Mr. Oviatt dated September 14, 2015.
Under the Agreement, Mr. Oviatt will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. The Agreement establishes that the Company shall pay Mr. Oviatt an annual base salary of $243,000 for the remainder of calendar year 2017, effective as of July 1, 2017. Mr. Oviatt’s annual base salary shall be adjusted to $250,000 on January 1, 2018 unless the Company does not meet the original budget projection for Revenue and EBITDA for 2017 as set forth in the Company’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Mr. Oviatt’s annual base salary is otherwise subject to review by the compensation committee of the board of directors annually.
Pursuant the Employment Agreement, Mr. Oviatt is also eligible to receive an annual bonus and participate in a long-term incentive plan. The amount of Mr. Oviatt’s annual bonus and awards granted pursuant to the long-term incentive plan shall be determined by the board or the compensation committee.
If Mr. Oviatt's employment is terminated other than for “cause” or he resigns for “good reason,” he is entitled to receive a continuation of his base salary for a period of 18 months and a pro-rata portion of his annual bonus.
The Employment Agreement contains customary confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disparagement provisions.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the terms set forth in the definitive agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Amended and Restated Employment Agreement by and between Profire Energy, Inc. and Ryan W. Oviatt, dated August 3, 2017
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PROFIRE ENERGY, INC.
Date: August 9, 2017
/s/ Brenton W. Hatch
Brenton W. Hatch
Chief Executive Officer
Employment Agreement by and between Profire Energy, Inc. and Ryan W. Oviatt, dated August 3, 2017