Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2017 (October 30, 2017)



CoreCivic, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





Maryland   001-16109   62-1763875

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

10 Burton Hills Boulevard,

Nashville, Tennessee 37215

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(615) 263-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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



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

On October 30, 2017, CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that Mr. Harley G. Lappin intends to retire as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Corrections Officer, effective January 1, 2018, and that Mr. Patrick Swindle, who currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Operations, has been selected to succeed Mr. Lappin as Executive Vice President and Chief Corrections Officer as of the date of Mr. Lappin’s retirement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Mr. Swindle, age 42, has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Operations since October 2016. Mr. Swindle joined CoreCivic in 2007 as Managing Director, Treasury, and he was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer in July 2009. Mr. Swindle became Vice President of Strategic Development in August 2013 before being named Vice President of Treasury and Strategic Development in April 2014. Prior to joining CoreCivic in 2007, Mr. Swindle spent 10 years as a research analyst in the equity capital markets divisions of SunTrust Equitable Securities, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, LLC, and Avondale Partners, LLC. Mr. Swindle holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Kentucky University.

There is no family relationship between Mr. Swindle and any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company. The Company has not entered into any transactions with Mr. Swindle that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulations S-K under the Exchange Act. The Company has not entered into new or amended compensatory plans, contracts or arrangements with, or made any grant or award or modification thereto to, either Mr. Lappin or Mr. Swindle as of the date hereof. However, the Company may enter into new or amended contracts with, or make a grant or award to, those individuals, at a later date.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report:

Exhibit 99.1 – Press Release dated October 30, 2017


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: October 30, 2017




/s/ David M. Garfinkle


David M. Garfinkle

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer