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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) January 6, 2021

Cigna Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


900 Cottage Grove Road

Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(860) 226-6000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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:

[_] 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, Par Value $0.01 CI New York Stock Exchange, Inc.


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 6, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Cigna Corporation (“Cigna”) appointed George Kurian as an independent member of the Board, which appointment is effective March 1, 2021.

Mr. Kurian will participate in Cigna’s non-employee director compensation program, amended and restated effective January 1, 2019, as described in Cigna’s proxy statement for the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 13, 2020. A copy of the non-employee director compensation program has been filed as Exhibit 10.17 to Cigna’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Kurian and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Kurian was selected as a director. Mr. Kurian has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The Company will file an amended Form 8-K to disclose Mr. Kurian’s committee assignments once determined.

A copy of Cigna's press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Kurian is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press release dated January 12, 2021
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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.

  Cigna Corporation

Date:  January 12, 2021 By:   /s/ Nicole S. Jones
    Nicole S. Jones

Executive Vice President and

General Counsel






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