Boise Cascade appoints Karen Gowland to its board of directors; Gowland served as senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary for Boise Inc. until its acquisition by Packaging Corporation of America in late 2013

BOISE, Idaho , January 8, 2014 (press release) – Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) announced today that Karen Gowland has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately. “I am delighted that Karen is joining our board. She brings a unique mix of skills given her knowledge of our company and experience in the industry, and understanding of securities laws and corporate governance,” notes Board Chairman Duane McDougall.

Ms. Gowland served as the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Boise Inc. until it was acquired by PCA in late 2013. She has approximately 30 years of experience in the forest products industry and over 15 years of experience as a corporate secretary for various public and private entities in the forest products industry.

Ms. Gowland currently chairs the Professional Conduct Board for the Idaho State Bar Association, is a past chair of the Law Advisory Council for the University of Idaho College of Law and is a member of the board of directors of the University of Idaho Foundation. She holds degrees in accounting and law from the University of Idaho.

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