News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2008

For More Information Contact:
Janet Roemer
Assistant Corporate Secretary
952.937.4006

MTS Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call

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

Live Conference Call:

Call 719-325-4828, and state the conference passcode “5753494”.

Conference Call Replay:

Call 719-457-0820, and state the conference passcode “5753494”. The replay is available through July 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 November 11, 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