The members of APINK have made a decision about their future. Chorong, Bomi, Namjoo, and Hayoung have decided to leave IST Entertainment. Meanwhile, Eunji has chosen to stay with the agency to continue her solo promotions.

IST Entertainment Shares Updates On APINK’s Contract Renewal

IST Entertainment shared an official statement regarding APINK’s future. The statement confirmed that Chorong, Bomi, Namjoo, and Hayoung chose not to renew their contract.

“Ahead of the end of Apink’s exclusive contracts with our agency, we and the members put our heads together and carefully discussed the matter,” the statement read.

“It was ultimately determined that for the sake of each member’s new growth in the future, Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Kim Namjoo, and Oh Hayoung will end their beautiful 12-year journey with us, which began with their debut, at the end of April,” it continues.

APINK’s Eunji Renews Contract With IST Entertainment

The agency confirmed that Eunji renewed her contract and will continue to pursue solo activities.

“We recently renewed our contract with Jung Eun Ji, and we will be continuing our relationship,” it reads. “In addition to her activities as a singer, Jung Eun Ji also plans to greet you soon with a new acting project, and we plan to consistently support her so that she can stand out in a wide array of fields.”

IST Entertainment Clarifies APINK Disbandment Speculations

The statement further explained that APINK will not disband and will continue to pursue group activities.

“Regardless of their contracts, all of the Apink members are firm in their love of the group and their determination to continue their group activities, so they have promised to carry on with their group activities without disbandment,” it reads. “Our agency will cooperate with Apink after discussions regarding their future activities, and we plan to work together with them so that they can stay together as a group.”

IST Entertainment recently confirmed that the VICTON maknae line has chosen not to renew their contracts. Hanse, Byungchan, and Subin each shared their handwritten letters confirming their exit from the agency. Meanwhile, Seungwoo, Seungsik, and Sejun will complete their contracts with the agency. The hyung line’s contracts were moved to accommodate their military enlistment.