[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]

SM Entertainment stated the stance of EXO member Chen on the withdrawal after the wedding announcement, “There will be no changes in EXO’s member”.

SM Entertainment announced in an official press release on the afternoon of 20th, “The agency had a time to discuss with EXO members before we officially informed about Chen’s marriage. As much as the EXO members have all experienced the pain of members leaving, they expressed their intention that they want to continue together as they have until now. We also respected this opinion of the members, and there will be no changes in EXO’s lineup.”

SM Entertainment said, “There are members ahead of the military enlistment, so it was planned since last year for EXO’s activities this year to be focused on solo and unit activities.”

The agency added, “EXO will continue to promote in various ways as EXO, solo artists, units and will reward fans’ love.”

<The following is SM Entertainment official position>

Hello. This is SM Entertainment.

We would like to announce the stance of EXO members and the company regarding the future direction of EXO’s activities.

As EXO’s management company, we have prioritized the members’ opinions on the important issues as well as the direction of the team and members’ activities.

Before the official announcement of the member Chen’s marriage, we had time to exchange with the EXO members. As much as the EXO members have all experienced the pain of members leaving, they expressed their intention that they want to continue together as they have until now. We also respected this opinion of the members, and there will be no changes in EXO’s lineup.”

In addition, there are members ahead of the military enlistment, so it was planned since last year for EXO’s activities this year to be focused on solo and unit activities. The members’ activities will be revealed one by one.

EXO will continue to promote in various ways as EXO, solo artists, units and will reward fans’ love

We will also provide our full support in every way to help EXO and further growth of EXO and the members.

Thank you.

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