News Release

December 2, 2009

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Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer

MTS Declares Quarterly Dividend

Eden Prairie, Minn. – December 2, 2009 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

Amount: $0.15
Record Date: December 12, 2009
Payable Date: January 2, 2010

This is MTS Systems Corporation’s 112th consecutive quarterly dividend.

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 2,015 employees and revenue of $409 million for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2009 Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at