News Release

April 29, 2010

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Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer

MTS Appoints Two New Board Members

Eden Prairie, MN. – April 29, 2010 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced the election of Emily Maddox Liggett and Bill V. Murray to its Board of Directors. Ms. Liggett and Mr. Murray bring important expertise to the Company in business strategy, engineering and operations.

“We are very pleased that both Emily and Bill have joined our board,” said Laura B. Hamilton, chief executive officer and chair. “The addition of Emily and Bill continues to strengthen the depth and breadth of strategic thinking on our board.”

Ms. Liggett is currently the president and chief executive officer of Novatorque, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency electric motor systems. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Immersion Corporation and the Purdue University School of Engineering Advisory Board. Prior to 2009, Ms. Liggett’s career experience includes president and chief executive officer positions at Apexon Inc., and Capstone Turbine Corporation. She also served in various roles at Raychem Corporation.

Mr. Murray is currently the president and chief executive officer of ReShape Medical, Inc., an early stage medical device company developing a non-surgical treatment for obesity. He is currently on the Biomedical Leadership Council of Directors for OCTANe, an industry association. Prior to 2008, Mr. Murray led his own business, Murray Consulting, Inc., and held senior executive positions at Applied Biosystems, Inc., VIASYS Healthcare, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc.

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 2,015 employees and revenue of $409 million for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2009. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at