It's official: SS501 member Kim Hyung Joon has transferred entertainment companies to S-Plus Entertainment, which includes Kang Ji Hwan and Jo Sung Mo. On the 27th, S-Plus Entertainment held a phone interview with AsiaE's Sports Today, revealing, "Kim Hyung Joon recently signed a contract with us and has begun his activities with us." As a company that works with other companies in Asia, such as in Japan, S-Plus Entertainment plans to further expand through the recruitment of Kim Hyung Joon. It has been reported that while talking about his contract with S-Plus, plans for Kim Hyung Joon's promotions in Japan and other Asian countries were also naturally discussed. Despite Kim Hyung Joon's transfer to a new entertainment company, S-Plus has reassured fans that SS501 is not splitting, saying,
"Just because Kim Hyung Joon ended his contract with his previous company, this definitely does not mean that SS501 is breaking up. ... In the discussions about his contract, the point that Kim Hyung Joon first and foremost emphasized was that he stays as a member of SS501 and continues all activities with them ... The entertainment company will respect opinions of Kim Hyung Joon as a fellow artist of the company, 100%. Despite the rest of SS501 being under the management of another company, Kim Hyung Joon will, as a member of SS501, put SS501's activities as the first priority and participate in all their activities, domestic and international ... S-Plus also plans to cooperate and whole-heartedly support all activities of SS501."A representative of S-Plus also included a message for fans, saying, "Please continue your care for Kim Hyung Joon and love for SS501." With Kim Hyun Joong, Park Jung Min, and Hyung Joon already with new agencies, Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng are the only free agents now.