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G4S directors resign

Two of the directors of security firm G4S have resigned over the company's failure to provide enough security guards for the Olympics.

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Departing G4S directors will not get extra pay-offs

David Taylor Smith, one of the directors of security firm G4S who has quit over the firm's failure to supply enough security guards for the Games, is an ex-British Army officer, who joined the firm as managing director of G4S Hong Kong in 1998, before going on to head its UK and Ireland operation.

In January, he was appointed as regional chief executive of the UK and Africa region. Mr Taylor-Smith and Ian Horseman Sewell, who is the other G4S director to resign, are not expected to receive any pay-offs outside of notice entitlements within their contracts.

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