News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2011

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Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer
952.937.4000

MTS ANNOUNCES 25% INCREASE IN QUARTERLY DIVIDEND TO $0.25 PER SHARE

Eden Prairie, Minn. – August 25, 2011 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share, a 25% increase from $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable on October 3, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2011. This is MTS Systems Corporation's 119th consecutive quarterly dividend.

David J. Anderson, chair of the Board, said, ““This dividend increase underscores our confidence in the company’s long-term outlook and the strength of our cash flow and capital position.”

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