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): April 23, 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
On April 23, 2019, Centene Corporation appointed Michael Neidorff to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Neidorff previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Information regarding Mr. Neidorff may be found in Item 1, Executive Officers of the Registrant, on Form 10-K, filed on February 19, 2019.
ITEM 5.07 SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
At the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 23, 2019, the following actions were taken:
Orlando Ayala, John R. Roberts and Tommy G. Thompson were re-elected as Class III Directors;
The proposal to approve the advisory vote on executive compensation was approved;
The selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, was ratified; and
The stockholder proposal on political spending disclosures was not approved.
The final results of voting on each of the matters submitted to a vote of security holders during the Registrant's annual meeting of shareholders on April 23, 2019, are as follows:
Election of Directors:
John R. Roberts
Tommy G. Thompson
Advisory resolution to approve executive compensation.
Ratification of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
Stockholder proposal on political spending disclosures.
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.
April 24, 2019
/s/ Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer