On July 14 KST, ALO MALO Entertainment stated, "We recently signed an exclusive contract with Shin Jimin."
Jimin also relayed her thoughts through her new agency by stating, "I am greeting you from a new agency. I have had a lot of thoughts and spent a lot of time to reflect on my past. I still feel cautious but I plan to move forward step by step. Please watch over my future activities."
Meanwhile, Jimin previously departed from AOA after being accused of bullying by another former AOA member Mina.