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): February 4, 2019
(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 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
(e) On February 4, 2019, Centene Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an amendment to the executive employment agreement (the “Amendment”) with Michael F. Neidorff, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (the “Executive”). The Amendment:
provides that Mr. Neidorff will serve as Chief Executive Officer until the 2023 Shareholders' Meeting and will continue serving as Executive Chairman of the Board until the 2024 Shareholders' Meeting; and
provides for payments to Mr. Neidorff in the event of termination on or prior to the 2023 Shareholders' Meeting.
The Amendment is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and the description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit, which is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
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.
February 4, 2019
/s/ Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer