News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2009

For More Information Contact:
Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer
952.937.4000

Board of Director Changes Announced

Eden Prairie, Minn. – May 21, 2009 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced the election of David J. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective May 21, 2009. Mr. Anderson is the recently retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Sauer-Danfoss Inc., a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic components and systems. He is currently transitioning out of this role as the Co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also on the Board of Directors of Schnitzer Steel Industries.

“We are fortunate to have Dave join our board,” said Laura B. Hamilton, CEO and Chair. “He is an experienced business leader in the industrial market and I look forward to partnering with him to strengthen MTS.”

In addition, the Company also announced the resignation of Joseph M. O’Donnell from the Board of Directors, effective May 17, 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