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 6, 2019
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ITEM 5.03 AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR
On January 28, 2019, Centene Corporation (“Centene”) held a special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”), at Centene’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. At the Special Meeting, the stockholders approved an amendment (the “Amendment”) to Centene’s Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of Centene common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), from 400,000,000 shares of Common Stock to 800,000,000 shares of Common Stock. The full text of the Amendment is attached as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
In December 2018, the Board of Directors approved a two-for-one stock split of Centene’s Common Stock in the form of a 100% stock dividend to be distributed on February 6, 2019 to stockholders of record as of December 24, 2018 (the “Stock Split”).
The Amendment became effective upon Centene’s filing of the Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of Centene with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 6, 2019. Centene’s shares of common stock will begin trading at the split-adjusted price on February 7, 2019.
The Stock Split is described in greater detail in Centene’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 26, 2018.
ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS
On February 7, 2019, Centene issued a press release announcing the filing of the Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 6, 2019 and the effectiveness of the Stock Split.
A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 8.01 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 7, 2019
/s/ Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer