On August 30, Woollim Entertainment announced that Hoya will be leaving INFINITE.
The agency wrote, “INFINITE member Hoya’s exclusive contract with us ended on June 9, 2017 after being with us for the past seven years.”
They explained that while discussing contract renewals in June, he decided to take another path to pursue his dreams, and the company and members decided to respect his decision. “As it was a careful decision that had to be made, a lot of time was spent for consideration,” they continued.
Woollim revealed, “With the exception of Hoya, INFINITE members Kim Sunggyu, Jang Dongwoo, Nam Woohyun, Lee Sungyeol, L, and Lee Sungjong have completed contract renewals. The agency is working on reorganizing as a six-member group, and we plan on actively supporting their group and individual activities as we are now.”
They ended, “Lastly, we ask for your unchanging support for the futures of the six members of INFINITE and Hoya.”