Centene Makes Senior Leadership Appointments

                 Centene Makes Senior Leadership Appointments

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today
announced two key appointments to Executive Vice President.

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David Minifie is appointed to Executive Vice President, effective
immediately. Mr. Minifie joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer in May
2012. Mr. Minifie will oversee branding and product management. He is also
Chairman of the Strategy Unit, driving overall strategy development for the
company. Prior to joining Centene, Mr. Minifie was Associate Marketing
Director fora division of Proctor & Gamble, where he led all aspects of a
$500 million product portfolio, including strategic direction.

In addition, Keith Williamson is appointed to Executive Vice President,
Secretary and General Counsel. Mr. Williamson joined Centene as General
Counsel in November 2006, overseeing the Legal and Compliance Departments. He
is also on the board of PPL Corporation, a Fortune 250 energy and utility
holding company based in Allentown, Penn. Prior to Centene, Keith spent 18
years with Pitney Bowes Inc., a leading provider of mail-related solutions,
ultimately serving his last seven years as President of its Capital Services
Division.

"Mr. Minifie and Mr. Williamson bring extensive and diverse leadership
experience to our senior management team," said Michael Neidorff, Centene's
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "With a strong background in consumer
products marketing, Mr. Minifie will strengthen Centene's branding efforts
both in our local markets and nationally. Mr. Williamson will continue to
guide the complex and expanding legal needs across the company."

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare
enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of
under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under
Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as
well as Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and long-term care, in
addition to other state-sponsored programs, and Medicare (Special Needs
Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique, "exchange based"
and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. The
Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance
solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial
organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life
and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy
benefits management. More information regarding Centene is available at
www.centene.com.

SOURCE Centene Corporation

Website: http://www.centene.com
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Jr., +1-212-759-0382