Notes to Financial Statements
Prudential Government Securities Trust (the 'Fund') is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 as
a diversified, open-end management investment company. The Fund consists of three series--the Money Market
Series, the Short-Intermediate Term Series and the U.S. Treasury Money Market Series (each a 'Series'); the
monies of each series are invested in separate, independently managed portfolios. The Money Market Series
seeks high current income, preservation of capital and maintenance of liquidity by investing primarily in a
diversified portfolio of short-term money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government or its
agencies or instrumentalities that mature in 13 months or less. The Short-Intermediate Term Series seeks a high
level of income consistent with providing reasonable safety by investing at least 65% of the Series' total assets in
U.S> Government securities, including U.S. Treasury bills, notes, bonds and other debt securities, such as
mortgage-related and asset-backed securities, issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies or
instrumentalities. The U.S. Treasury Money Market Series seeks high current income consistent with the
preservation of principal and liquidity by investing exclusively in U.S. Treasury obligations that mature in 13
months or less.
NOTE 1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Fund and each Series in the
preparation of its financial statements.
SECURITIES VALUATIONS: The Money Market Series and U.S. Treasury Money Market Series value
portfolio securities at amortized cost, which approximates market value. The amortized cost method of valuation
involves valuing a security at its cost on the date of purchase and thereafter assuming a constant amortization to
maturity of any discount or premium.
For the Short-Intermediate Term Series, the Trustees have authorized the use of an independent pricing service