Centene Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs 26th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the Goldman Sachs 26th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, which will be held June 13-16, 2005, at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Tuesday, June 14, at 10:25 a.m. Pacific Time. The presentation will be available at http://customer.talkpoint.com/GOLD006/061305a_mk/default.asp?entity=ce ntene (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) 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