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March 31, 2022

8-K/A: Current report filing

Published on March 31, 2022



Amendment No. 1

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 21, 2022

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware 001-31826 42-1406317
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
7700 Forsyth Boulevard,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 725-4477
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): N/A
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.001 Par Value
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Explanatory Note

This Amendment to a Current Report on Form 8-K/A supplements the Current Report on Form 8-K of Centene Corporation (the “Company”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 22, 2022.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 29, 2022, and in connection with the previously announced appointment of Sarah M. London as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) approved a new compensation package for Ms. London. Effective as of March 29, 2022, Ms. London’s compensation will consist of:

an annual base salary of $1,400,000,
an annual cash incentive bonus target under the Centene Corporation Short-Term Executive Compensation Plan of 150% of her base salary, of which the annual bonus opportunity for the 2022 performance year will be prorated to reflect the portion of the period in which Ms. London serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a portion paid based on her earnings prior to her new salary, and
a long-term incentive target opportunity of $12,500,000 commencing with the next annual grant cycle of the Company. Ms. London’s long-term incentive target opportunity consists of:
a cash-based target long-term incentive award of $1,875,000 under the Centene Corporation Long-Term Incentive Plan, and
target long-term equity incentive awards under the Centene Corporation 2012 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2012 Plan”) with an aggregate grant date value of $10,625,000.

In order to bring Ms. London’s participation level for the 2022-2024 performance period up to her new long-term equity incentive award target level, on March 29, 2022, the Board granted Ms. London an award of performance-based restricted stock units for the 2022-2024 performance period with a grant date value of $7,625,000, which will vest based on the performance metrics previously approved by the Board for the 2022-2024 performance period.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: March 31, 2022 By: /s/ Christopher A. Koster
Christopher A. Koster
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel