News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2008

For More Information Contact:
Janet Roemer
Assistant Corporate Secretary
952.937.4006

MTS Announces Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, Minn. – October 31, 2008 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its fiscal 2008 results on November 13, 2008 after market close. A conference call will be held on November 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. CDT).

Live Conference Call:

Call 719-325-4828, and state the conference passcode “9761641”.

Conference Call Replay:

Call 719-457-0820, and state the conference passcode “9761641”. The replay is available through 11:59 p.m. EDT, November 21, 2008.

Live and Archived Webcast:

If you prefer to listen live over the Internet – please log on to the web http://www.mts.com/en/InvestorRelations/events/index.asp and click on the webcast event notice. The webcast will be archived through 11:59 p.m. EDT, November 21, 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 1,575 employees and revenue of $410 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