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): October 17, 2012
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(State or Other Jurisdiction
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7700 Forsyth Blvd.
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ITEM 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
(a) On October 23, 2012, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The full text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. The information contained in the website cited in the press release is not a part of this report.
The information in the first paragraph of Item 8.01 of the Company's Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 17, 2012 is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Nor shall such information or exhibit be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished and not filed:
99.1 Press release of Centene Corporation issued October 23, 2012, as to financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
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.
October 23, 2012
/s/ William N. Scheffel
William N. Scheffel
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Press release* of Centene Corporation issued October 23, 2012, as to financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Press release of Centene Corporation issued October 17, 2012, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Centene Corporation's Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 17, 2012.
The press release is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange of 1934, as amended.