News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2008

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

MTS Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, Minn. – January 10, 2008 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its first quarter results on January 23, 2008 after market close. A conference call will be held on January 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST).

Live Conference Call:

Call 719-325-4843 – you will be asked to state the conference passcode “4515390”.

Conference Call Replay:

Call 719-457-0820 – conference passcode “4515390” – the replay is available through January 31, 2008.

Live and Archived Webcast:

If you prefer to listen live over the Internet – please log on to the web at http://www.mts.com/news/financial_news.htm and click on the webcast event notice. The webcast will be archived through April 22, 2008.

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 http://www.mts.com