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LOUISIANA, BOISE ANNOUNCE $111M INVESTMENT AT DERIDDER MILL

     (The following press release from Louisiana Economic Development was 
received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the statement.) 
LED NEWS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2013 
GOV. JINDAL AND BOISE INC. ANNOUNCE $111 MILLION INVESTMENT AT DERIDDER PAPER 
MILL 
Project will create 54 new direct jobs and result in 222 new indirect jobs 
while retaining 440 employees 
DERIDDER, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Boise Inc. Vice President of 
Manufacturing Mark Haser announced the company will invest $111 million to 
upgrade a major paper machine at Boise's DeRidder Paper Mill. The 
reconfiguration of a former newsprint machine will allow the company to make 
lightweight linerboard and corrugated material, key components of packaging.  
The expansion will retain 440 existing employees and create 54 new direct jobs 
with average salaries of more than $66,500 a year, plus benefits. Additionally, 
LED estimates the project will result in 222 new indirect jobs -- for a total 
of more than 275 new jobs. An estimated 600 construction jobs will also be 
created as a result of the project. 
Gov. Jindal said, "When we took office, we made the retention and expansion of 
our existing businesses one of our highest priorities. Our aggressive efforts 
to improve our business climate helped boost new growth in Louisiana's economy, 
including for the paper industry. Boise looked at investing in other states, 
but the company chose to invest in Louisiana because of our outstanding 
business climate, world-class infrastructure and incomparable workforce. 
Indeed, Boise's decision to invest here is proof that Louisiana has entered a 
new era of economic competitiveness, and time and time again companies are 
choosing to invest in Louisiana because of the progress we've made." 
Boise Inc., headquartered in Idaho, operates packaging and paper facilities in 
17 states, Canada, Mexico, France, the Netherlands and Spain. The DeRidder 
Paper Mill represents one of Boise's largest facilities and includes three 
paper machines. Market conditions in 2009 led to the idling of the newsprint 
machine that will be converted through the new project. 
"We are proud that our Board of Directors has approved this significant 
investment in DeRidder," said Haser, a former manager of the DeRidder mill. "It 
is a vote of confidence in the DeRidder team and our ability to perform. It is 
also a key step in the company's strategy to grow our packaging business." 
The state began working with Boise on the potential project in May 2012, with 
the DeRidder site winning the expansion project in competition with company 
sites in several other states. To secure the project, LED offered Boise 
competitive incentives that include a $3 million Modernization Tax Credit, to 
be claimed over five years; $600,000 in Economic Development Award Program 
funding for public infrastructure improvements associated with the project; and 
the services of LED FastStart(R) -- the nation's No. 1 state workforce 
development program. In addition, Boise Inc. is expected to utilize the Quality 
Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.  
"This is going to be a major contribution to the economic revival that is 
taking place in Southwest Louisiana," DeRidder Mayor Ron Roberts said. "It's 
going to be good for the city, the parish and for the entire five-parish area. 
We are most appreciative. We're grateful to Boise for what they're doing now, 
and we're grateful for what they've done for us since they came to us in 1967." 
Boise will begin hiring for the new project in September. Construction on the 
paper machine will also begin in September, and it is estimated to be completed 
by late 2014. 
"Boise is one of the most important economic drivers in our region," said 
President and CEO George Swift, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development 
Alliance. "They have provided quality jobs in Beauregard Parish and our area 
for years. We are excited about this major expansion and the new jobs this will 
create. We thank Governor Jindal and LED Secretary Stephen Moret for their 
support and to Boise for expanding their investment. This is another huge boost 
for Beauregard Parish and Southwest Louisiana."  
About Boise Inc.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) manufactures a wide 
variety of packaging and paper products. Boise's range of packaging products 
includes linerboard and corrugating medium, corrugated containers and sheets, 
and protective packaging products. Boise's paper products include imaging 
papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used 
in packaging, such as label and release papers. The company is committed to 
delivering excellent value while managing its businesses to sustain 
environmental resources for future generations. For more information, visit 
http://links.mkt2050.com/ctt?kn=5&ms=NTQ1MjIzMgS2&r=MTExNDI3NDA4MTkS1&b=2&j=MzE4
NDM5NTk5S0&mt=1&rt=0. 
Media Contact:
Gary Perilloux
Gary.Perilloux@la.gov
225.342.3437 
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