News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2009

For More Information Contact:
Susan Knight
Chief Financial Officer
952.937.4000

MTS Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, Minn. – April 8, 2009 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its second quarter results on April 22, 2009 after market close. A conference call will be held on April 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. DST).

Live Conference Call:

Call 719-325-4817 – you will be asked to state the conference passcode “4849739”.

Conference Call Replay:

Call 719-457-0820 – you will be asked to state the conference passcode “4849739”. The replay is available through 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 29, 2009.

Live and Archived Webcast:

If you prefer to listen live over the Internet – please log on to the web at 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, July 21, 2009.

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 1,660 employees and revenue of $461 million for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2008. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com