News Release

July 20, 2012

For More Information Contact:
Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer

MTS Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, MN. – July 20, 2012 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its third quarter results on August 2, 2012 after market close. A conference call will be held on August 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST). Jeff Graves, president and chief executive officer, and Sue Knight, chief financial officer, will host the quarterly conference call.

Live Conference Call:

Participants in the US or Canada should call toll free: 877-856-1958; international participants should call international toll number 719-325-4779 – referencing the conference pass code “2939194”.

Conference Call Replay:

Participants should call 888-203-1112 – referencing the conference replay pass code “2939194”. The replay is available until 12:00 p.m. CST, August 9, 2012.

Transcript of Conference Call:

A transcript of the call can also be accessed from the MTS website at It will be available on August 7, 2012.

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 2,003 employees and revenue of $467 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2011. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at