- Biodegradable plastics developer Symphony Environmental Technologies said chairman Nirj Deva had resigned.

Deva had stood down 'to concentrate commercially on his extensive global connections, now permitted following the end of his tenure as a member of the European Parliament', the company said.

Deva had agreed to become a 'special ambassador' to Symphony Environmental Technologies, it added.

Current director Nicolas Clavel had been appointed interim chairman until a permanent replacement for Deva was found.

At 9:24am: [LON:SYM] Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC share price was 0p at 7.85p

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