News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2010

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

MTS Declares Quarterly Dividend

Eden Prairie, Minn. – February 12, 2010 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

Amount: $0.15
Record Date: March 10, 2010
Payable Date: April 1, 2010

This is MTS Systems Corporation’s 113th 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 http://www.mts.com