KARA's agency, DSP Media has issued an official press release regarding the group's contract renewal. It has been revealed that Nicole has decided not to renew her contract and Jiyoung is in the process of deciding whether to continue her music career or turn her attention to her studies.

The other three members, Gyuri, Seungyeon, and Hara will renew their contract for another two years, but Jiyoung's will end in April and Nicole's will expire in January.

DSP Media stresses that KARA will continue despite the changes, and that the group will continue their promotions and activities.