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Liveworks Company stated on April 2, "As his contract expiration drew near, Dongwan and Liveworks Company discussed it for a long time. We made this decision for each other's growth and will support each other's future."
"Although his contract as an artist under the agency has come to an end, Liveworks Company will continue to support Dongwan's individual and group activities with Shinhwa."
Dongwan will stay in Canada for the time being before he returns to his activities with Shinhwa through an advertisement shoot in July and prepare for Shinhwa's upcoming 12th album.