Boise Cascade Announces Carlile as CEO

    McDougall to Remain as Chairman

    BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 12 /CNW/ -- Boise Cascade Holdings, L.L.C. announced
today that Tom Carlile will become the chief executive officer and a member of
the board of directors of Boise Cascade effective August 16, 2009.  Carlile
replaces Duane McDougall who has served as CEO and chairman since December
2008.  McDougall will remain as chairman of the board.

    Carlile has served as chief financial officer for Boise Cascade since
November 2004 and has worked for Boise Cascade since 1973 in numerous
financial and operating positions.  "It's an honor to have this opportunity to
guide Boise Cascade through these challenging business markets," said Carlile.
 "Duane has helped us navigate through a difficult nine months and,
fortunately, as chairman he will continue to provide us with his expertise in
this business.  I want to thank Duane for his hard work and support, and I
look forward to continuing to benefit from his advice."

    McDougall became CEO in December 2008 when the demand for wood products
was in rapid decline.  While successfully leading the company through a number
of difficult decisions on facility curtailments and cost reductions, he was
also able to grow Boise Cascade's remaining operations with the expansion of
the Medford, Oregon, plywood mill; the purchase of the Pilot Rock, Oregon,
sawmill; the acquisition of Total Structural Systems in Maine; and expansion
in the distribution business.  McDougall has served on Boise Cascade Holdings'
Board of Directors since 2005 and will continue in his role as chairman of the
board.  "I have had the opportunity to work with Tom over the last five years,
and we are very fortunate to have someone with his leadership skills and
detailed knowledge of the company and the industry stepping in to the CEO role
at this time," said McDougall.

    Carlile currently serves on the advisory board of FM Global.  He has a
B.A. in accounting from Boise State University and attended the Stanford
Executive Program.

    About Boise Cascade

    Boise Cascade manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber, and
particleboard and distributes a broad line of building materials, including
wood products manufactured by the company. The company is privately owned and
headquartered in Boise, Idaho.  Visit Boise's website at


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