News Release

September 2, 2009

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Michael J. Hoff, Assistant Secretary

MTS Declares Quarterly Dividend

Eden Prairie, Minn. – September 2, 2009 – 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 18, 2009
    Payable Date: October 5, 2009

This is MTS Systems Corporation’s 111th 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 1,660 employees and revenue of $461 million for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2008. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at