Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stockholders' Equity

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Stockholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Equity [Abstract]  
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In June 2022, the Company's Board of Directors authorized an additional $3,000 million to the Company’s existing stock repurchase program for its common stock, for a total $4,000 million, in preparation for closing of the Magellan Rx and PANTHERx divestitures as well as planning for the future.

During the third quarter of 2022, the Company entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Bank of America to purchase $1,000 million of the Company's common stock in aggregate under the Company’s stock repurchase program. In July 2022, 8.6 million shares were delivered to the Company, representing 80% of the notional amount under the ASR. In October 2022, an additional 3.0 million shares were delivered upon settlement of the ASR based upon the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) over the term of the agreement, less a discount. In total, 11.6 million shares were purchased through the $1,000 million ASR.

The Company also repurchased an additional 2.9 million shares for $240 million during the third quarter. The remaining common stock repurchases relate to the purchase of shares to satisfy tax withholding requirements in connection with employee equity awards.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company has repurchased a total of 15.7 million shares of Centene common stock for $1,384 million, exclusive of the $200 million unsettled portion under the ASR. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had a remaining amount of $2,216 million available under the Company’s stock repurchase program.
In October 2022, the Company repurchased an additional 828 thousand shares for $66 million