Centene Corporation to Webcast 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will webcast its 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri 63105 in the Amphitheater, 314-863-6300. Following 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 webcast on the Company's website at www.centene.com under the Investor Relations section.

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