Centene Corporation to Present at Wachovia Securities 16th Annual Nantucket Equity Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at the Wachovia Securities 16th Annual Nantucket Equity Conference, which will be held June 19-22, 2006, at the Harbor House Village in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centene, will present on Tuesday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live, audio webcast at: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/wa36/cnc/; then 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 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The Company operates health plans in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, the Company contracts with other healthcare organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, disease management, nurse triage, pharmacy benefit management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    CONTACT: Centene Corporation
             Investor Relations:
             Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation