Boise Cascade to Retain DeRidder, Louisiana, Mill and Seven Western Box Plants

Apr 26, 2000, 01:00 ET from Boise Cascade Corp.

    BOISE, Idaho, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boise Cascade Corp. (NYSE:   BCC)
 announced today that it has concluded its review of strategic alternatives for
 its pulp and paper mill in DeRidder, Louisiana, and seven corrugated container
 facilities in the West.  The company will continue to own and operate these
     "The DeRidder newsprint and linerboard mill has established a record of
 outstanding performance over the years," said George J. Harad, chairman of
 board and chief executive officer.  "In addition, our box plants have achieved
 a strong market position in the West.  After considering numerous proposals
 reflecting several different strategic alternatives, we have concluded that
 none created more value for our shareholders than retaining the earnings and
 cash flow that these units produce.  We will continue to manage all of our
 assets, including these, against that shareholder value standard."
     Boise Cascade Corp., headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a major distributor
 of office products and building materials and an integrated manufacturer and
 distributor of paper and wood products.  The company also owns and manages
 over 2 million acres of timberland in the United States.  Visit the Boise
 Cascade website at .

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