Centene Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs Small Cap Growth Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the Goldman Sachs Small Cap Growth Conference, which will be held March 10-11, 2005, at the Goldman Sachs Training Center in New York City.

    Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, will present on Friday, March 11, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern
Time. The presentation will be available at
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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