XNYS:BZ Insider Activity 4 Filing - 3/15/2012

Effective Date 3/15/2012

FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
GOWLAND KAREN E
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BOISE INC. [BZ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
BOISE INC., 1111 WEST JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE 200
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/15/2012
(Street)

BOISE, ID 83702-5388
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock               234,146 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
2011 Restricted Stock Units (1)             03/15/2013(2) 03/17/2014(2) Common Stock 10,898   10,898 D  
2012 Restricted Stock Units (1) 03/15/2012   A   15,678   03/15/2013(3) 03/16/2015(3) Common Stock 15,678 $ 0 15,678 D  
2011 Stock Options $8.55             03/15/2013(4)   (4) Common Stock 21,472   21,472 D  
2012 Stock Options $8.24 03/15/2012   A   31,506   03/15/2013(4)   (4) Common Stock 31,506 $ 0 31,506 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
GOWLAND KAREN E
BOISE INC.
1111 WEST JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE 200
BOISE, ID 83702-5388
      Senior Vice President  

Signatures

 /s/ Karen E. Gowland   03/19/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Boise Inc. common stock.
(2) On March 15, 2011, Ms. Gowland was awarded 10,898 restricted stock units (RSUs) under the Boise Inc. Incentive and Performance Plan. These service-condition vesting RSUs vest as follows: one half (1/2) will vest on March 15, 2013, and one half (1/2) will vest on March 17, 2014.
(3) On March 15, 2012, Ms. Gowland was awarded 15,678 restricted stock units (RSUs) under the Boise Inc. Incentive and Performance Plan. These service-condition vesting RSUs vest as follows: one third (1/3) will vest on March 15, 2013, one third (1/3) will vest on March 17, 2014, and one third (1/3) will vest on March 16, 2015.
(4) Reflects an award of nonqualified stock options under the Boise Inc. Incentive and Performance Plan. In general, these options expire ten years after the award date. Termination of employment may shorten the exercise period, as described in the stock option award agreement.

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