SM Entertainment has confirmed that EXO will continue their group promotions as eight members.
In a statement shared by SM Entertainment to media outlet Maeil Kyungjae, they confirmed EXO will continue group promotions as eight members.
All eight members of EXO will continue their activities with the group in the future. They plan to meet their fans through various activities, such as EXO’s fan meeting planned for April, as well as new music and performances.
Our exclusive contracts with the members who have renewed are still valid. As for D.O., whose exclusive contract has ended, he has agreed to continue with participating in EXO’s activities. We are continuing to discuss future schedules. In the case of Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin, we have agreed that the artists can proceed with their individual activities separately from the company.
— SM Entertainment
Previously, it was announced that Baekhyun set up his own agency and recruited fellow EXO members Chen and Xiumin to join him.
Lay left SM Entertainment in 2022 and has also been removed from EXO’s official website.