8-K: Current report filing

Published on June 17, 2022

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2022

CENTENE CORPORATION
(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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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. 
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
CNC
NYSE



ITEM 2.06 MATERIAL IMPAIRMENTS

On June 17, 2022, Centene Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing a reduction of its real estate footprint. As a result, the Company expects to record estimated pre-tax costs including impairments of $750 million to $800 million attributable to leased space (reflecting a 65% decrease in domestic leased space), inclusive of the cost to decommission space and lease termination fees, and $750 million to $850 million attributable to owned real estate.

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

On June 17, 2022, the Company announced its increased 2022 earnings guidance.

The Company will host a virtual investor meeting on June 17, 2022, including a question-and-answer session. The event will begin promptly at 8:30 AM (Eastern Time). Investors and other interested parties can access the full Centene Investor Day event and presentation online at: https://investors.centene.com/news-events/events-presentations.

The information contained on the website is not a part of this Current Report on Form 8-K. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing by the Company, whether made before or after the date of this report, regardless of any general incorporation language in the filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS

On June 17, 2022, the Company announced that its board of directors has authorized (i) a $3.0 billion increase of the Company’s existing stock repurchase program, allowing for the repurchase of up to $3.6 billion of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) and (ii) a debt repurchase program, which in the aggregate provides for the repurchase of up to $1.0 billion of the Company’s outstanding senior notes. Either of the repurchase programs may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Such repurchases may be made on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing and amount of any repurchases will be determined by the Company’s management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The Company may also establish 10b5-1 and 10b5-18 trading plans, as applicable, from time to time that will provide flexibility if and when it buys back securities.

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number Description
99.1
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




SIGNATURE
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.

CENTENE CORPORATION
Date: June 17, 2022 By: /s/ ANDREW L. ASHER
Andrew L. Asher
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer