News Release

    July 17, 2006

    For More Information Contact:
    Barbara J. Carpenter

    Assistant Secretary
    (952) 937-4006


    MTS Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    Eden Prairie, Minn., July 17, 2006 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will issue its third quarter 2006 results on July 26, 2006 after the market closes. A conference call will be held on July 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. CDT).

    Live Conference Call:

    Call 785-832-1508 – you will be asked to state the Conference ID “MTS” or Program Title “MTS Quarterly Conference Call”.

    Conference Call Replay:

    Call 402-220-2673 – the replay is available through 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 10, 2006

    Live and Archived Webcast:

    If you prefer to listen live over the Internet – please log on to the web at and click on the webcast image. The webcast will be archived through 11:59 p.m. EDT, November 15, 2006.

    About MTS Systems Corporation

    MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company’s testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS’ high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 1,549 employees and revenue of $374 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2005. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at