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): December 14, 2012
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 725-4477
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On December 14, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing its 2013 financial guidance and updating its 2012 financial guidance. 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.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
99.1 Press release of Centene Corporation issued December 14, 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.
December 14, 2012
/s/ William N. Scheffel
William N. Scheffel
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Press release of Centene Corporation issued December 14, 2012.