Centene Corporation Announces Webcast of First Annual Investor Event

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Centene Corporation (Nasdaq: CNTE) announced today that Michael Neidorff, President and Chief Executive Officer and other senior management of Centene Corporation are currently scheduled to present at the Company's "First Annual Investor Event" in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday, May 29, 2003.

Centene's event is expected to begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. Central time and conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. Investors, analysts and the general public are invited to listen to this presentation on the Internet by visiting http://www.centene.com under the investor relations tab. Statistical and other financial information discussed during the presentation will also be available at the aforementioned URL.

To listen to the live webcast, please visit the Centene web site at least 20 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software.

Event date and time are subject to change and are based upon current expectations.

Centene Corporation provides 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 Wisconsin, Texas, Indiana and New Jersey. 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.

SOURCE: Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation
Mr. Karey L. Witty, 314/725-4477
Investor Relations:
In-Site Communications
Lisa M. Wilson, 212/759-3929


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