Centene Corporation to Present at Deutsche Bank's 28th Annual Health Care Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2003--Centene Corporation (Nasdaq:CNTE) announced today that it will present at Deutsche Bank's 28th Annual Health Care Conference. The conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.

Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 10:00 am Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as a live audio webcast at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=14226, and will be available until Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the aforementioned URL.

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). Centene operates health plans in Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas and New Jersey. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    CONTACT: Centene Corporation, St. Louis
             Karey L.Witty, 314/725-4477
             Investor Relations:
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             Lisa M. Wilson, 212/759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation