Centene Corporation to Present at Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference, which will be held September 10-11, 2007, at The Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.

Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Edmund E. Kroll, Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, of Centene, will present on Tuesday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live, audio webcast at: http://cc.talkpoint.com/BEAR002/091007a_sc/?entity=centene, after which it will be archived for replay for 15 days.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Company operates health plans in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, the Company contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, health management, long-term care, managed vision, nurse triage, pharmacy benefits management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

Source: Centene Corporation