8-K: Current report filing
Published on April 28, 2022
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 26, 2022
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ITEM 5.03 AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR
On April 26, 2022, Centene Corporation (the “Company”) amended its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to declassify the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company over a three year period (the “Charter Amendment”) and provide that beginning with the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders, all directors shall be elected for terms expiring at the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders.
The Charter Amendment was previously approved by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, subject to stockholder approval, and approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), as further described in Item 5.07 below.
Additionally, on April 26, 2022 the Board approved amendments to the Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company (the “By‑Laws”) reflecting (i) corresponding changes to the By-Laws related to the Charter Amendment, and (ii) the addition of the position of Chief Executive Officer in the list of officers in Article IV, along with various corresponding changes.
The foregoing description of the Charter Amendment and amendment to the By-Laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Charter Amendment and the Amended and Restated By-Laws, as amended. Copies of the Charter Amendment and the Amended and Restated By-Laws are filed as Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
ITEM 5.07 SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
On April 26, 2022, the Company held its Annual Meeting. There were 537,891,834 shares of common stock represented at the Annual Meeting. The stockholders of the Company voted as follows on the following matters at the Annual Meeting:
Election of Directors. The five directors were elected at the Annual Meeting for a three-year term based upon the following votes:
|Director Nominee||For||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|Kenneth A. Burdick||510,534,704||8,789,352||489,686||18,078,092|
|H. James Dallas||417,226,834||102,334,950||251,958||18,078,092|
|Sarah M. London||512,715,693||6,647,683||450,366||18,078,092|
|Theodore R. Samuels||512,437,562||7,239,172||137,008||18,078,092|
Non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation. The Company's executive compensation was not approved by a non-binding advisory vote based upon the following votes:
Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP. The appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 was ratified based upon the following votes:
Approval of Amendment to the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to declassify the Board. The approval of an amendment to the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to declassify the Board was approved based upon the following votes:
Board proposal regarding stockholder right to call for a special stockholder meeting. The Board's proposal was not approved based upon the following votes:
Shareholder proposal regarding the shareholder right to call for a special shareholder meeting. The shareholder proposal was approved based upon the following votes:
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
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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:||April 28, 2022||By:||/s/ Christopher A. Koster|
|Christopher A. Koster
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel