Woollim Entertainment has confirmed that both INFINITE Dongwoo and Sungyeol will be leaving the agency after deciding not to renew their contracts.
According to Woollim Entertainment’s official statement released to the press, Dongwoo and Sungyeol decided to not proceed with a contract renewal following a series of lengthy discussions with the company.
Hello, this is Woollim Entertainment.
First of all, thank you to all of the fans who have loved and supported INFINITE.
We would like to inform you that INFINITE members Jang Dongwoo and Lee Sungyeol, who have been with us for the past 11 years, will conclude their exclusive contracts with us after the month is over.
With the expiration of their contracts coming closer, we held a series of long discussions with the two, and mutually agreed to not proceed with a contract renewal.
Jang Dongwoo and Lee Sungyeol have been active in various fields as members of INFINITE since 2010. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the two who have accompanied us for 11 years.
Thank you to all of the fans for your interest and support for Sungyeol and Dongwoo’s music and activities, and we will always be cheering for their future as they make their new beginnings.
In addition, we previously ended our beautiful relationship with INFINITE’s leader Sunggyu after his exclusive contract expired, and he has released his single album ‘Won’t Forget You’. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Sunggyu, who spent 11 years with Woollim.
— Woollim Entertainment
Earlier in the month, Woollim Entertainment shared that they were in discussions with both Dongwoo and Sungyeol regarding contract renewals. They will be the third and fourth members of INFINITE to leave Woollim, with L leaving in August 2019 and Sunggyu leaving in February 2021.
As a result, only Woohyun and Sungjong remain at Woollim. However, Sungyyu reassured fans’ anxiety by revealing that “it is not disbandment.” An official for INFINITE revealed, “We will always leave the possibility open for INFINITE promotions. With two years left until L’s military discharge, we will carefully plan for the future.”