Boise Cascade, L.L.C. 1111 West Jefferson Street Ste 300 PO Box 50 Boise, ID 83728 T 208 384 6161 F 208 384 7189 News Release Media Contact John Sahlberg Office 208-384-6451 For Immediate Release: August 12, 2009 Boise Cascade Announces Carlile as CEO McDougall to Remain as Chairman BOISE, Idaho – 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 - more - -2acquisition 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.” 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 www.bc.com.