UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549



FORM 8-K



CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 24, 2021



CENTENE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)



Delaware
001-31826
42-1406317
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

7700 Forsyth Blvd.,
St. Louis, Missouri
63105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 725-4477

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): N/A



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value
 
CNC
 
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Sec.230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Sec.240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On June 24, 2021, Centene Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters $1,800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.450% Senior Notes due 2028, for resale by the Underwriters (the “Offering”) pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-238050).

The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company and the Underwriters against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to finance a portion of the cash consideration payable in connection with Centene’s previously announced acquisition of Magellan Health Inc. (“Magellan Health” and such proposed acquisition, the “Magellan Acquisition”) and to pay related fees and expenses. The closing of the Offering is not conditioned on the closing of the Magellan Acquisition. If the Magellan Acquisition is not completed, Centene expects to use the net proceeds of the Offering for debt repayment and general corporate purposes.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The above description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such Exhibit.

On June 24, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

On June 24, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit Number.
Description
Underwriting Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2021, between Centene Corporation and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein.
Press release, dated June 24, 2021, related to the commencement of the Offering.
Press release, dated June 24, 2021, related to the pricing of the Offering.
104
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURES

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.

 
CENTENE CORPORATION
   
Date: June 25, 2021
By:
/s/ Andrew L. Asher
   
Andrew L. Asher
   
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Centene (NYSE:CNC)
Historical Stock Chart
From Sep 2021 to Oct 2021 Click Here for more Centene Charts.
Centene (NYSE:CNC)
Historical Stock Chart
From Oct 2020 to Oct 2021 Click Here for more Centene Charts.