Centene Corporation to Present at 15th Annual Wachovia Securities Nantucket Equity Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the 15th Annual Wachovia Securities Nantucket Equity Conference, which will be held June 27-30, 2005, at Harbor House Village in Nantucket, Mass.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Wednesday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/wa28/ as a live audio webcast, then archived for 15 days.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation provides multi-line managed care 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 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, nurse triage and pharmacy compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    CONTACT: Centene Corporation, St. Louis
             Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation