Centene Corporation Names John T. Severine as Vice President of Real Estate

January 12, 2009 at 4:01 PM EST

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2009--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that John T. Severine has been appointed Vice President of Real Estate, effective immediately. Mr. Severine, based at the corporate headquarters in St. Louis, reports to William Scheffel, Executive Vice President, Specialty Business Unit.

"Mr. Severine is a seasoned real estate executive with a background in property management, new building construction, renovations, and corporate leasing," stated Mr. Scheffel. "His extensive knowledge of facility management will be a great asset to Centene's real estate activities."

Mr. Severine has more than 30 years of real estate experience. Most recently, he was Director and Vice President of Facilities Management at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Mr. Severine was responsible for all facility operations of its headquarters campus in St. Louis including numerous data centers, a learning center, several warehouses and a disaster recovery site. In his position, he directed one of Missouri's largest corporate campuses with over 4.4 million square feet and received the 2006 NOVA Award from the fitness center industry for a fitness center built at A.G. Edwards. Prior to that, Mr. Severine held the position of Director and Vice President of Contingency Planning also at A.G. Edwards & Sons.

Mr. Severine graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), as well as Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, Long-Term Care and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of healthcare solutions for the rising number of uninsured Americans. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, nurse triage, pharmacy benefits management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

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Source: Centene Corporation