News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2011

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

MTS DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

Eden Prairie, Minn. – February 22, 2011 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

    Amount: $0.20
    Record Date: March 10, 2011
    Payable Date: April 1, 2011

This is MTS Systems Corporation’s 117th 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 1,948 employees and revenue of $374 million for the fiscal year ended October 2, 2010. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com