“First we would like to thank all the fans who truly love Infinite. We would like to issue an official statement on the issue of INFINITE’s contract renweal.”
Hoya’s (Lee Ho Won) exclusive contract with the company has expired as of June 9 2017 and his contract with us is officially over.
We are sorry to bring such news to adoring fans who always support us.
In June during discussion of contract renewal, Hoya stated that he wished to walk a different path in order to realize his dream and the company as well as his members decided to respect his decision.
Since it is a very big decision we gave it much time for thought and discussion. Until we decided that Hoya will be withdrawing from INFINITE and leaving Woollim as per his wish.
All other members of INFINITE have renewed their contract and are already preparing to continue their career as a 6 member group. We hope you support them in their group and individual activities.
INFINITE members will do their best for those of you who love them and support them constantly. We ill return with better music and activities.
We are sincerely sorry to have worried fans with a delayed announcement but we were forced to be very prudent in our decision making since this is a sensitive matter.
Finally we would ask that fans support both the new 6 member INFINITE as well as Hoya in their activities, thank you.
– Woollim Entertainment
Source: Star News