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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 5, 2021

CENTENE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware001-3182642-1406317
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
7700 Forsyth Boulevard,
St. Louis,Missouri63105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 725-4477
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): N/A
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.001 Par Value
CNC
NYSE
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 





ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS

(b) On October 5, 2021, David L. Steward notified Centene Corporation (the “Company”) of his intention to retire from the Board of Directors, effective October 6, 2021. Mr. Steward’s retirement, after 18 years of service on the Board, was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company or the Company’s Board of Directors on any matter relating to the operations, policies or practices of the Company. Given Mr. Steward’s demanding schedule, his decision to retire was based on his desire to dedicate more time to his family and other business interests.

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

A copy of the press release announcing the events described in Item 5.02 above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d) Exhibits. See Exhibit Index.


Exhibit NumberDescription
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

CENTENE CORPORATION
Date:October 8, 2021By:/s/ Christopher A. Koster
Christopher A. Koster
Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel