Centene Corporation to Webcast 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

- Reminder June 2nd Investor Day -

- 2010 Quarterly Earnings Release Dates In Our Usual Pattern -

ST. LOUIS, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will webcast its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 10:00 AM Central Time at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri 63105, in the Amphitheater. At the meeting, Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is expected to make remarks regarding the Company's performance and future prospects.

Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the live, audio webcast on the Company's website at www.centene.com under the Investors section.

In addition, as a reminder, CNC has announced the following corporate events:

    --  CNC Q1 2010 Financial Results (6:00 AM Eastern Time) and Earnings Call
        (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time): Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    --  CNC's 8th Annual Investor Day: Wednesday, June 2, 2010; New York City
    --  CNC Q2 2010 Financial Results (6:00 AM ET) and Earnings Call (8:30 AM
        ET): Tuesday July 27, 2010
    --  CNC Q3 2010 Financial Results (6:00 AM ET) and Earnings Call (8:30 AM
        ET): Tuesday, October 26, 2010

For more specific information regarding these and other events, please refer to the calendar posted in the Investors section on the CNC website.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and long-term care, in addition to other state-sponsored programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique, "exchange-based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management. More information regarding Centene is available at www.centene.com.

SOURCE Centene Corporation