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After submitting its stock report to the Financial Services Commission for listing on the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) on September 2, Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages BTS, has confirmed that the group's oldest member, Kim Seokjin, can postpone his military enlistment to the end of 2021.
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In an article published by Naver, the entertainment company mentioned in its stock report that “BTS is composed of members who are eligible for active duty service from 1992 to 1997. Among them, Kim Seok-jin (Jin), the member with the earliest birth year, believes that it will be possible to postpone entry under the Military Service Act until the end of 2021.” Soompi reports that this was mentioned in the part detailing the risks of investing in the company, and that the possible delay in his enlistment is based on the the military service law.
Big Hit also stated that they are exerting efforts to minimize sales reduction in time for their artists’ military enlistment in the future through “pre-production of contents such as album videos and flexible artist management through active members.”
Jin, 27, will celebrate his birthday in December. Korean men are required to enlist and perform military service before they turn 28 years old.
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