News Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 24, 2006

    For More Information Contact:
    Barbara J. Carpenter, Assistant Secretary
    (952) 937-4006

    MTS Declares 98th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

    Eden Prairie, Minn., May 24, 2006 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

              Amount: $0.10
              Record Date: June 15, 2006
              Payable Date: July 3, 2006

    This represents MTS Systems Corporation's 98th 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 1,549 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 http://www.mts.com.

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