[BROUSSARD, POCHE, LEWIS & BREAUX LETTERHEAD]
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
As Independent Auditors, we hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Form 10-K of American
Bancorp, Inc. for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, of our report dated January 19, 1996,
which appears on Pages 28 through 55 of the annual report to shareholders.
/s/ BROUSSARD, POCHE, LEWIS & BREAUX
January 19, 1996