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MTS Announces Acceleration of Quarterly Cash Dividend

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MTS Announces Acceleration of Quarterly Cash Dividend12:22 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that it is accelerating the payable date of its previously announced $0.30 per share quarterly dividend to December 28, 2012.  The payable date previously was January 2, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 17, 2012.  This is MTS Systems Corporation's 124th consecutive quarterly dividend.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/AQ14468LOGO) About MTS Systems CorporationMTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and 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's high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 2,147 employees and revenue of $542 million for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2012. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com.SOURCE MTS Systems CorporationFor further information: Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer, +1-952-937-4000