News Release

January 18, 2010

For More Information Contact:
Susan Knight
Chief Financial Officer

MTS Announces First Quarter 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, Minn. – January 18, 2010 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its first quarter results on February 4, 2010 after market close. A conference call will be held on February 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST). Laura B. Hamilton, chief executive officer and chair, and Sue Knight, chief financial officer will host the quarterly conference call.

Live Conference Call:

Participants should call 719-325-4757 (Toll Free: 877-681-3374) – referencing the conference pass code “3204599”.

Conference Call Replay:

Participants should call 719-457-0820 (Toll Free: 888-203-1112) – referencing the conference replay pass code “3204599”. The replay is available until 12:00 p.m. CST, February 12, 2010.

Transcript of Conference Call:

A transcript of the call can also be accessed from the MTS website at It will be available on February 10, 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 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