News Release

November 12, 2009

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Susan Knight
Chief Financial Officer

Board of Director Change Announced

Eden Prairie, Minn. – November 12, 2009 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that Lois M. Martin does not intend to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors of MTS Systems Corporation (the “Company”). Ms. Martin’s tenure as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors will expire at the next annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for February10, 2010.

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