News Release

August 26, 2008

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Janet Roemer, Assistant Secretary

MTS Declares 107th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

Eden Prairie, Minn. – August 26, 2008 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

    Amount: $0.15
    Record Date: September 15, 2008
    Payable Date: October 1, 2008

This represents MTS Systems Corporation’s 107th consecutive quarterly dividend.

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 1,618 employees and revenue of $421 million for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2007. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at