NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(1) Business and Organization MFS Government Limited Maturity Fund (the Fund) is organized as a
Massachusetts business trust and is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as a
diversified, open-end management investment company.
(2) Significant Accounting Policies General - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported
amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could
differ from those estimates.
Investment Valuations - Debt securities (other than short-term obligations which mature in 60 days or less),
including listed issues, are valued on the basis of valuations furnished by dealers or by a pricing service with
consideration to factors such as institutional-size trading in similar groups of securities, yield, quality, coupon rate,
maturity, type of issue, trading characteristics and other market data, without exclusive reliance upon exchange or
over-the-counter prices. Short-term obligations, which mature in 60 days or less, are valued at amortized cost,
which approximates market value. Securities for which there are no such quotations or valuations are valued at
fair value as determined in good faith by or at the direction of the Trustees.
Repurchase Agreements - The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements with institutions that the Fund's
investment adviser has determined are creditworthy. Each repurchase agreement is recorded at cost. The Fund
requires that the securities purchased in a repurchase transaction be transferred to the custodian in a manner
sufficient to enable the Fund to obtain those securities in the event of a default under the repurchase agreement.
The Fund monitors, on a daily basis, the value of the secur