News Release

January 17, 2012

For More Information Contact:
Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer

MTS Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Eden Prairie, MN. – January 17, 2012 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) will release its first quarter results on February 2, 2012 after market close. A conference call will be held on February 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST). Bill Murray, interim chief executive officer, and Sue Knight, chief financial officer, will host the quarterly conference call.

Live Conference Call:

Participants should call 719-325-4837 (Toll Free: 877-857-6177) – referencing the conference pass code “9874555”.

Conference Call Replay:

Participants should call 719-457-0820 (Toll Free: 888-203-1112) – referencing the conference replay pass code “9874555”. The replay is available until 12:00 p.m. CST, February 10, 2012.

Transcript of Conference Call:

A transcript of the call can also be accessed from the MTS website at It will be available on February 7, 2012.

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 2,003 employees and revenue of $467 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2011. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at