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Amcap Fund (CAFBX)

Filed: 29 Oct 09, 8:00pm
 
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AMCAP Fund, Inc.
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
Phone (213) 486-9200





CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002


CLAUDIA P. HUNTINGTON, Vice Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, and KARL C. GRAUMAN, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of AMCAP Fund, Inc. (the "Registrant"), each certify to the best of her or his knowledge that:

1)The Registrant's periodic report on Form N-CSR for the period ended August 31, 2009 (the "Form N-CSR") fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
  
2)The information contained in the Form N-CSR fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Registrant.


Principal Executive OfficerPrincipal Financial Officer
  
AMCAP FUND, INC.AMCAP FUND, INC.
  
  
/s/ Claudia P. Huntington
/s/ Karl C. Grauman
Claudia P. Huntington, Vice ChairmanKarl C. Grauman, Treasurer
  
Date: October 30, 2009Date: October 30, 2009


A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has been provided to AMCAP FUND, INC. and will be retained by AMCAP FUND, INC. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") or its staff upon request.

This certification is being furnished to the Commission solely pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and is not being filed as part of the Form N-CSR filed with the Commission.