SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 9, 2004
|(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporated or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer
7711 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 800, St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(Address of principle executive office and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (314) 725-4477
|ITEM 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND EXHIBITS|
|ITEM 12. DISCLOSURE OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION|
ITEM 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND EXHIBITS
|99.1||Press release of Centene Corporation issued February 9, 2004 as to financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2003|
ITEM 12. DISCLOSURE OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
On February 9, 2004, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2003. 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 this Form 8-K and the exhibit 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 it 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.
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.
|Date: February 9, 2004||CENTENE CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ MICHAEL F. NEIDORFF|
|Michael F. Neidorff
President and Chief Executive Officer