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 5, 2018
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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
(d) On February 5, 2018, as approved by resolutions of Centene’s board of directors, Jessica L. Blume was elected to serve on our board of directors as a Class II director. Ms. Blume was appointed to both the Audit Committee and the Technology Committee. She will stand for re-election at our April 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Ms. Blume will participate in the Company's standard director compensation program as described in the Company's 2017 Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on form DEF 14A on March 10, 2017.
Ms. Blume was a partner with Deloitte for 20 years, and retired from her role as Vice Chairman in 2015. While at Deloitte, she served as a member of the Deloitte LLP Board of Directors and served as the Chair of the Executive Compensation and Evaluation Committee and a member of the Finance, Governance, Strategic Investment and Risk Committees. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Publix Super Markets, Inc.
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 5, 2018
/s/ Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Jeffrey A. Schwaneke
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer