Centene Corporation to Present at Wachovia Securities' Fourteenth Annual Nantucket Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2004--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it will present at the Wachovia Securities' Fourteenth Annual Nantucket Conference, which will be held at the Harbor House Village in Nantucket, MA, from June 22-25, 2004.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on June 22, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live audio web cast at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/wa22/cnc/, then archived for on-demand listening 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 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Company operates health plans in Indiana, 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
             Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation