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Jung Ah Confirms She's Leaving After School to Go Solo: Update

January 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

After seven years in After School, Jung Ah has decided to move on and focus on her solo activities Credit: Pledis Entertainment

After seven years in After School, Jung Ah has decided to move on and focus on her solo activities
Credit: Pledis Entertainment

The flag is low in After School's playground today -- the band is about to say farewell to their leader.

After sources told a Korean tabloid today that Jung Ah has reached the end of her contract, a Pledis Entertainment rep confirms to IdolWow!: "Jung Ah's contract with the agency has ended, and she naturally she has graduated the team... She will focus on solo activities."

Further details were scarce, but the spokesman continues, "Currently, the company is discussing After School's activities with the other members."

In a separate statement, the company added, "Rather than renewing the contract it was decided that we would part ways with mutual blessings for one another’s futures."

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Following the departure (or graduation) of previous members Kahi and Juyeon, the 32-year-old band leader now brings her seven-year relationship with the band to an end, leaving members Uee, Raina, Nana, Lizzy, E-Young and Kaeun to take the helm.

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