485BPOS 1 d476663d485bpos.htm PUTNAM AMERICAN GOVERNMENT INCOME FUND Putnam American Government Income Fund

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 15, 2013

Registration No. 2-95127

811-04178

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

  THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933    x
  Pre-Effective Amendment No.        ¨
  Post-Effective Amendment No. 34    x

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

  THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940    x
  Amendment No. 35    x

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 

 

PUTNAM AMERICAN GOVERNMENT INCOME FUND

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

One Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code

(617) 292-1000

 

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

  ¨ immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

 

  x on January 30, 2013 pursuant to paragraph (b)

 

  ¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

 

  ¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

 

  ¨ 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)

 

  ¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485.

If appropriate, check the following box:

 

  ¨ this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 

 

Robert T. Burns, Vice President

Putnam American Government Income Fund

One Post Office Square

Boston, Massachusetts 02109

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

 

Copy to:

JOHN W. GERSTMAYR, Esquire

ROPES & GRAY LLP

Prudential Tower

800 Boylston Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02199

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this registration statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Amendment to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Boston, and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 15th day of February, 2013.

 

    Putnam American Government Income Fund
By: /s/  

Jonathan S. Horwitz, Executive Vice President,

Principal Executive Officer and Compliance Liaison

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature    Title

Jameson A. Baxter*

   Chair, Board of Trustees

Robert L. Reynolds*

   President and Trustee

Jonathan S. Horwitz*

  

Executive Vice President, Principal Executive Officer

and Compliance Liaison

Steven D. Krichmar*

   Vice President and Principal Financial Officer

Janet C. Smith*

  

Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Principal

Accounting Officer

Liaquat Ahamed*

   Trustee

Ravi Akhoury*

   Trustee

Barbara M. Baumann*

   Trustee

Charles B. Curtis*

   Trustee

Robert J. Darretta*

   Trustee

Katinka Domotorffy*

   Trustee

John A. Hill*

   Trustee

Paul L. Joskow*

   Trustee

Elizabeth T. Kennan*

   Trustee

Kenneth R. Leibler*

   Trustee

Robert E. Patterson*

   Trustee

George Putnam, III*

   Trustee

W. Thomas Stephens*

   Trustee
   By: /s/ Jonathan S. Horwitz, as Attorney-in-Fact
          February 15, 2013
  

*  Signed pursuant to power of attorney filed under Post-Effective Amendment No. 33 on January 25, 2013.