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BOISE BUILDING SOLUTIONS
MANUFACTURING, L.L.C.

A Delaware Limited Liability Company


OPERATING AGREEMENT

Effective as of September 20, 2004

THE MEMBERSHIP INTERESTS REPRESENTED BY THIS OPERATING AGREEMENT HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR UNDER ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS. SUCH INTERESTS MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, ASSIGNED, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF AT ANY TIME WITHOUT EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION UNDER SUCH ACT AND LAWS OR EXEMPTION THEREFROM, AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN.




Table of Contents

 
   
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  ARTICLE I ORGANIZATION   1
  1.1   Formation   1
  1.2   Name   1
  1.3   Registered Office; Registered Agent; Principal Office; Other Offices   1
  1.4   Purposes   1
  1.5   Foreign Qualification   1
  1.6   Term   1
  1.7   No State-Law Partnership   1
  1.8   Company Property   2
  1.9   Limited Liability Company Agreement   2

ARTICLE II UNIT INTERESTS; CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS

 

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  2.1   Unit Interests   2
  2.2   Initial Units Issued as of the Date Hereof   3
  2.3   Additional Units Issued after the Date Hereof   3
  2.4   Preemptive Rights   4

ARTICLE III CAPITAL ACCOUNTS

 

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  3.1   Establishment and Determination of Capital Accounts   4
  3.2   Computation of Amounts   4
  3.3   Negative Capital Accounts   4
  3.4   Company Capital   5
  3.5   No Withdrawal   5
  3.6   Loans From Holders   5
  3.7   Adjustments to Book Value   5

ARTICLE IV DISTRIBUTIONS; ALLOCATIONS OF PROFITS AND LOSSES

 

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  4.1   Generally   5
  4.2   Distributions   5
  4.3   Allocation of Profits and Losses   6
  4.4   Tax Allocations; Code Section 704(c)    6
  4.5   Amounts Withheld   6

ARTICLE V MANAGEMENT

 

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  5.1   Management by the Manager   6
  5.2   Delegation of Authority and Duties   7
  5.3   Reserved   8
  5.4   Reserved   8
  5.5   Removal of Manager   8
  5.6   Officers   8
  5.7   Reliance by Third Parties   10

ARTICLE VI MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

 

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  6.1   Lack of Authority   10
  6.2   Member Meetings   10
  6.3   Proxies   11
  6.4   Conduct of Meetings   11
  6.5   Action by Written Consent or Telephone Conference   11

ARTICLE VII LIMITED LIABILITY, EXCULPATION, AND INDEMNIFICATION

 

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  7.1   Limited Liability of Members   12
  7.2   Exculpation of Covered Persons   13
  7.3   Right to Indemnification for Covered Persons   13
  7.4   Contract with Company   14
         

  7.5   Advance Payment   14
  7.6   Indemnification of Employees and Agents   14
  7.7   Appearance as a Witness   14
  7.8   Nonexclusivity of Rights   14
  7.9   Insurance   14
  7.10   Savings Clause   15

ARTICLE VIII TAX MATTERS

 

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  8.1   Tax Returns   15
  8.2   Tax Matters Member   15
  8.3   Indemnification and Reimbursement for Payments on Behalf of a Holder   15

ARTICLE IX BOOKS AND RECORDS; REPORTS

 

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  9.1   Maintenance of Books   16
  9.2   Reports   16
  9.3   Company Funds   16

ARTICLE X TRANSFERS; ADMISSION OF MEMBERS

 

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  10.1   Transfers   17
  10.2   Approved Sale; Drag Along Obligations; IPO   17
  10.3   Void Assignment   18
  10.4   Effect of Valid Assignment   18
  10.5   Admission of Substituted Member   19
  10.6   Admission of Additional Members   19
  10.7   Effect of Incapacity   20
  10.8   Interests in a Member   20

ARTICLE XI DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION AND TERMINATION

 

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  11.1   Dissolution   20
  11.2   Liquidation and Termination   20
  11.3   Cancellation of Certificate   21
  11.4   Reasonable Time for Winding Up   21
  11.5   Return of Capital   21

ARTICLE XII GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

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  12.1   Power of Attorney   21
  12.2   Filings   22
  12.3   Offset   22
  12.4   Notices   22
  12.5   Entire Agreement   23
  12.6   Effect of Waiver or Consent   23
  12.7   Amendments   23
  12.8   Binding Effect   23
  12.9   Governing Law; Severability   23
  12.10   Further Assurances   23
  12.11   Waiver of Certain Rights   23
  12.12   Notice to Members of Provisions   23
  12.13   Remedies   23
  12.14   Severability   23
  12.15   Descriptive Headings; Interpretations   24
  12.16   Creditors   24
  12.17   Delivery by Facsimile   24
  12.18   No Public Disclosure   24
  12.19   Survival   24
  12.20   Counterparts   25

ARTICLE XIII DEFINITIONS

 

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  13.1   Definitions of Terms Not Defined in the Text   25
  13.2   Index of Definitions Defined in the Text   27


OPERATING AGREEMENT
OF
BOISE BUILDING SOLUTIONS MANUFACTURING, L.L.C.,
a Delaware Limited Liability Company

        THIS OPERATING AGREEMENT of Boise Building Solutions Manufacturing, L.L.C. (this "Agreement"), effective as of September 20, 2004, is adopted, executed and agreed to, for good and valuable consideration, by the Members.

        Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this Agreement will have the meanings given to such terms in Section 13.1. Capitalized terms defined in the text of this Agreement are indexed in Section 13.2.

ARTICLE I
ORGANIZATION

        1.1    Formation.    The Company has been organized as a Delaware limited liability company by the filing of a Certificate of Formation (the "Certificate") under and pursuant to the Act.

        1.2    Name.    The name of the Company is "Boise Building Solutions Manufacturing, L.L.C.," and all Company business shall be conducted in that name or such other names that comply with applicable law as the Manager may select from time to time.

        1.3    Registered Office; Registered Agent; Principal Office; Other Offices.    The Company shall maintain a registered office in the State of Delaware at, and the name and address of the Company's registered agent in the State of Delaware is National Registered Agents, Inc., 9 East Loockerman Street, Suite 1B, Dover, Delaware 19901. The Manager may, from time to time, change the Company's registered office and/or registered agent and shall forthwith amend the Certificate to reflect such change(s). The principal office of the Company shall be at such place as the Manager may designate from time to time, which need not be in the State of Delaware, and the Company shall maintain records there. The Company may have such other offices as the Manager may designate from time to time.

        1.4    Purposes.    The purpose of the Company is to engage in any and all lawful businesses and activities that limited liability companies are permitted to carry on under the Act. The Company shall possess and may exercise all the powers and privileges granted by the Act or by any other law or by this Agreement, together with any powers incidental thereto, insofar as such powers and privileges are necessary, appropriate, advisable, incidental or convenient to the conduct, promotion or attainment of the business purposes or activities of the Company.

        1.5    Foreign Qualification.    Prior to the Company's conducting business in any jurisdiction other than Delaware, the Manager shall cause the Company to comply, to the extent procedures are available and those matters are reasonably within the control of the Manager, with all requirements necessary to qualify the Company as a foreign limited liability company in that jurisdiction. At the request of the Manager, each Holder shall execute, acknowledge, swear to and deliver all certificates and other instruments conforming with this Agreement that are necessary or appropriate to qualify, continue and terminate the Company as a foreign limited liability company in all such jurisdictions in which the Company may conduct business.

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